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By jessicaluchesi
Even tho Archicad doesn't have a native support for exporting Blender files, Blender 2.8 is proving to be an excellent asset for Architectural Visualization. I am using it and greatly impressed. But I wonder if other people are using, and what is your workflow from getting the Archicad model into Blender.

So far I have been exporting as FBX, using the twinmotion exporter, with the added problem the twinmotion export doesn't bring any lighting information into the model. So, there is the re-texturing and re-lighting. I have had also some success with the Collada export and import on Blender. And am experimenting with using Rhino 6 as a in-between format, for the 3DM generated by Archicad does carry all the lighting information, meaning I don't need to re-do the lighting design on the model, and Rhino exports the FBX preserving the lighting information.

Re-texturing would be done in any way, but I am interested if anyone has a better workflow, that preserves some quality of UV mapping, lights and so on :) Or if there is any Blender exporter on the way :)
By Vangeorgh
I have a similar problem. I saved the 3D file as .obj format and I tried importing it, but it would load for a few minutes and show me nothing. I need some assistance please