Plugin: OBJ Importer

Update Dec 28, 2010 - TIG's OBJ Importer, based on this code, is likely a more robust plugin.

  • This is a basic importer for .obj files.
  • It works sometimes, but not all the time.
  • The .obj needs to be fairly well formed.
  • It does not support textures.
  • SketchUp is unusable during import.
  • larger files can take a long time.

obj_importer.rb




There are 2 options: Import and Import as Mesh

  • Import reads the file and creates faces one by one.
  • As Mesh allocates a Mesh object, and creates smoothed edges. It can be slightly faster.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Kudoz to you. This plugin will be very useful to me to get my form.z library of models into sketchup. I am eager to test this script when you post. Thank you for the information.

tearycone said...

Im new to the google sketchup and so how do i add this plugin?

Jim said...

tearycone,

Right click on the obj_importer.rb link, and save the file to your computer. Move the file into SketchUp/Plugins folder and restart SketchUp.

tearycone said...

It didnet work.. i did it right it said it but when i import it gives me some weard box of polygons...

Anonymous said...

i tried this plugin when i import obj as mesh or standard the import box dissapears leaving a white box and a frozen shetchup which then errorsrunning ver 6 pro

the lag

Anonymous said...

didn't work, i'm using v6.0 Pro..all the plugins in the folder are .dll, the extention on this file is.rb... is this correct.?

really looking for a obj importer

Anonymous said...

Hey, to anyone who can assist a new guy to sketchup 7.
I want to d-load new textures to my materials menu but having trouble... I'm on a Mac G4. thanks D

Anonymous said...

The Link to the obj_importer.rb is not working. at least google chrome can't find the destination.

Elizabeth Herren said...

The program just freezes when I try to use this plug-in. I am using Sketchup 8.

Jim Foltz said...

@Elizabeth SketchUp can be very slow. Depending on the size other important and the speed of your computer, the importance could take anywhere from minutes to hours.

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