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Transfer surface layers between Napari and Blender

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Python Version



Development Status

napari hub

Transfer surface layers between Napari and Blender. This plugin is young and has just limited functionality. Contributions are welcome.



This plugin has its own submenu with all functionality under Tools > Blender. You can start up Blender, send a surface layer to Blender, retrieve all meshes back as one surface layer and shut down Blender.

Installation instructions

  • Download and install Blender 3.5.

  • Start Blender and click the menu Edit > Preferences. Activate Developer extras.


  • It is recommended to run this plugin in a conda environment together with devbio-napari,

vedo and napari-process-points-and-surfaces.

To install these, please run these commands line-by-line:

mamba create --name napari-blender-env python=3.9 devbio-napari vedo -c conda-forge

mamba activate napari-blender-env

pip install napari-process-points-and-surfaces napari-blender-bridge

Similar and related plugins

There are other plugins for working with surface meshes:


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure

the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v3.0 license,

"napari-blender-bridge" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.

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