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[Addon] Import Pixel Art


Panzi's addon will load bitmaps into Blender and converts them into simple voxel models. Pretty cool!

Add-on that imports pixle art images as colored cubes. Pixels with 100% alpha are ignored.


This add-on imports pixel art images as colored 1x1 cubes. Pixels with 100% alpha are ignored. All pixels of the same color will share one material. The material can use nodes (blender internal or cycles nodes, depending on what renderer is used while importing). The names of the created cubes and materials can be controlled through format strings.

oP7vGTLThe imported pixels are all parented to an empty object so they can be easily transformed as a whole. The cubes have a size of 1x1 so they can be easily moved around pixel-by-pixel while holding ctrl.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender – I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


  1. thank you!
    helped a lot, before I put the pixelart on the plane and subdivided it, and then I delete the blank faces, I'm developing a game in BGE, it will be a pixel and zombie effect!
    Thank you!:)
    This made my life easier! :)

    If you have a wrong word, I'm sorry, I'm Brazilian:D

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