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export asset as obj greyed out

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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i've imported an .ai file.  its a xmas bauble and personalised with a name.  i've edited the name and grouped all the objects together. i then select all and try to export it as a .obj file for 3d printing.  if no assets are selected in the asset export window the export as obj option is available.  as soon as i select an asset the obj option becomes greyed out and i cannot export.

 

can someone advise where i am going wrong please

 

no asset selected

no asset obj available.jpg

 

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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OBJ is for 3D objects. 

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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its been extruded in 3d and materials window.  does that not make it a 3d object which i can then export?

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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Can you perhaps show how it looks in the layers panel? It looks like a group. Are all objects extruided?

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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yes, all objects are extruded and grouped together

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Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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Can you please upload the file to Dropbox or Creative CLoud or the like and post the link here?

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Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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Thank you. That's weird: the OBJ option is active for me. When I export it, it actually gets created.

 

I'm not sure, why it's not working for you. Now the font you used is not installed on my computer. That would be the only different thing (I have version 27.0.1 on Mac OS). Maybe you can try a different font for the names just in case?

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Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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just to make sure i'm doing things the correct way this is the way i'm trying to export it.

 

after editing the text i click on, /select/all/ then click, /file/export selection/

and then i make sure the last asset is checked and then i try to select obj from the drop down format type which in my case is greyed out.

 

i have tried different fonts but still no joy

 

is that the way i should be trying to export?

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Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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Drag them into the Asset Export panel and then export from there. Worked for me.

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Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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hi, i updated to the latest v27.0.1 on win10 x64.  Exporting as obj working now but now a problem with storage space.  I have 10gb of storage space on my C drive and 25gb of space on my D drive.  I have my D drive set as my scratch disk.  I exported the attached xmas bauble file twice with different names and my storage space on my C drive dwindles from 10gb down to 1.92gb even though my scratch disk is set to D drive.  the two exported files are very small and are only 10mb each in size so how am i temporarily losing 8gb of storage space.   i have to restart my pc to get the storage space back

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Hi, I'm having the exact problem. Obj appears to me in grey, and I'm working with a 3d object. Is there any solution?

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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This is what it looks likes

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Has that 3D object been created with the 3D and materials effects?

Please show us the object, the appearacne panel and the layers panel with the object visible in it.

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Yes! please find attached the picture

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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You have the Classic 3D effect applied. It will only work with 3D and materials effects.

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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Oh you are totally right! thanks so much for the quick answer 🙂

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You're welcome. 

The 3D effects can be irritating. But there are still things you can only do with the classic effets.

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