Importing 3D objects into a model

AnyLogic offers a set of 3D objects for frequently modeled objects: person, nurse, doctor, truck, lorry, different rail cars, CNC machines, etc., which are available in the 3D Objects palette. If the required object is not present, you can import it in the form of an X3D or VRML file using AnyLogic 3D Object.

You can follow the provided below scenario to import a custom 3D object into the model.

Note: Since this scenario involves usage of third-party software, we cannot guarantee that importing a 3D object will be successful.

1. Download a 3D model file in *.kmz format

You can search for a 3D model file online. We will show you how to import 3D models from 3DWarehouse, one of the most popular storages. This website features an easy-to-navigate interface allowing users to download 3D models uploaded by the user community.

We will now bring .kmz file to Collada file format, which is a common interchange format.

2. Extract the Collada format files 3. Convert the Collada files to the X3D format

AnyLogic supports 3D models in the X3D file format, that is why we need to convert files to this format prior to importing them into AnyLogic. To convert a file, we will use the Blender freeware tool.

The exported file can now be added to AnyLogic model as 3D object.

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