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I'm having trouble importing .obj files into Houdini. 90% of the time it doesn't work and the file node will say "unable to read file". I have tried checking the mesh in modo and running a mesh cleanup, exporting another .obj. But these files don't import into Houdini either. I have been opening the obj files in Modo and saving them as an alembic which Houdini doesn't have a problem opening. I'm wondering what is wrong here. I'm running an indie license but I don't think there are import restrictions. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a way to prepare the .obj file for import?



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So humor me on this...I see you have some spaces in your file path (3d models, DOSCH 3D - Animals). Get rid of the spaces in your file name or just move that obj over to a temp directory that doesn't have any spaces in the file path. See if that works...I have had instances where it would error out with spaces in the file path.

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YES! And, i feel dumb. I moved a few files to the desktop and the they all import. Not all of them have spaces in the file path. But some had some other characters in the path that I guess don't work with Houdini. 

I just need to clean up my screwy file paths. 

Thank you very much for your help. 

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