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3D File (OBJ) Import/Export


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Import/ Import (Add) OBJ

Export OBJ


Import OBJs as avatars, trims, and garments.

※ Note: 3D garments created in CLO can be exported as OBJ and compatible with other 3D software. An MTL file which saves material properties of the exported 3D garment is created at the time of OBJ export. 


Import/ Import (Add) OBJ

  1. Follow the indicated path below:

    Main Menu ▶ File ▶ Import/Import (Add) ▶ OBJ  

    → The Open File window appears.

  2. Select ta desired file and click Open.
    → The Import OBJ window appears.

  3. Click OK after configuring options.

    Object Type

    Load as Avatar

      Load an OBJ as an avatar to drape garments.

      Automatically Add Arrangement Points - Arrangement Points are automatically created based on the OBJ (ver4.2.0).

    ※ Note: Arrangement Points are properly created only when avatars are in either A or T-pose.


    Load as Trim  Load an OBJ as a trim. OBJs imported as trims do not calculate collision (ver 3.0)
    Load as Garment  Import and simulate an OBJ created in other 3D software such as Maya, 3ds Max, etc.).
      Toggle on Trace 2D Patterns from UV Map to automatically generate patterns based on the UV information (ver 4.2).
    Load as Morph Target

      Load an OBJ to morph already imported OBJ.
      Configure Morphing Frame Count to control morphing speed. Higher the value is, slower the morphing is.

    ※ Note: Morphing refers to a method to transform appearance of an OBJ according to another OBJ.
    For CLO avatars, users can modify the shape or pose by using Avatar Size Editor or Show X-Ray Joints features, but users cannot easily change imported OBJs created in other 3D software due to un-rigged joints or loss of joint information. Thus, users can utilize Load as Morph Target feature to change body shape or pose of the imported OBJ. However, to do so, users need two or more OBJ files with the identical mesh structure.

    Scale   Type in the Scale or select the desired unit.
    Axis Conversion   Invert each axis of the OBJ as needed.

      Locate the import position of the OBJ.
      Toggle on Align Bottom to Ground to surface the OBJ when it is located below the ground. (ver 4.2)


Export OBJ

  1. Follow the indicated path below:

    Main Menu ▶ File ▶ Export ▶ OBJ/OBJ(Selected)

    → The Save File window appears.
  2. Locate the saving path and click Save.
    → The Export OBJ window appears. 

  3. Configure the options and click OK.





    Select All Patterns Select or deselect all Patterns.
    Select All Avatars Select or deselect all avatars/ objects.
    Select All Graphics/ Top-stitches Select or deselect all graphics or top-stitches. Individual selection is available on the drop-down menu on the right (ver2.2.0).

    Single Object/Multiple Objects

    Choose to export as a single object or multiple objects.


    Unweld/ Weld

    Choose to export vertex (points of mesh) of sewn pattern parts as multiple objects or a single point.

    Thin/ Thick

    Choose to export the object with thickness or not.

    Combined UV Coordinates A combined UV coordinates is also exported.
    Include Internal Shape Export with internal line and/or shape information (ver 2.3).
    Scale Scale the exported object's size.
    Axis Conversion Change directions of object's each axis.


    Save Colorway

    Export colorway along with the *.obj file.

    Maintain Individual Texture Image Coordinates Each colorway is exported individually as *.obj and *.mtl files (ver 5.1).
    Share Texture Image Coordinates  All colorways are exported as a single *.obj and as many *.mtl files as colorways.
    Save with Absolute Texture Image File Path
    (ver 5.1)

    Export OBJ to the original file's saving path.
    ※Note: When there is not image file at the original path, it may get lost as this option only saves the path.

    Save with Texture Files (ZIP) Export OBJs along with textures.
    Diffuse Color Combined on Texture When color is applied to the texture, the color is blended into the texture when exporting (ver 4.2).
    Exclude Ambient Map & Color (Modo) Ambient Map and color are excluded when exporting (ver 4.2).
    Save with Transparency Map Extracted from Diffuse Map Alpha Map is included when exporting (ver 4.2).
    Save with Meta Data(XML) Exports garment's patter(Mesh), physical property and sewing information as Meta Data (ver 2.3).
    Combine and save garment's texture image and color as a single image (ver 2.2).


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    I don't understand the term 'UV map tracing'. Can anyone explain this to me?

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    Can someone help with morphs?
    They works fine on imported character but when i trying with Default character i having error : "Incompatible with the current Avatar."
    Is thre any Subd swith or irs BUG????

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    i dont know why when i import the obj avatar into clo, it turns into pure white, without any color and texture.
    can someone kindly tell me?

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    Which settings shall I use to save my gament in OBJ in a size less than 3MB?