MultiMeshInstance with imported models

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Dechows

I’m trying to make a patch of grass by populating a surface with a mesh I have created in Blender and imported in Godot. When I try to use MultiMeshInstance in this way, I get an error message: “Mesh source is invalid (not a MeshInstance)”. This is clearly because, apparently, models are imported as Spatial nodes with MeshInstance containing the actual mesh as a child node and a Spatial node can’t be be used as a source mesh in MultiMeshInstance.

Is there any way around this problem?

I have circumvented the problem by not importing the model directly, but by saving only the mesh as an .obj file and importing it as a mesh for a blank MeshInstance node. However, it would be nice to know why importing the model, including the material, directly did not work.

Dechows | 2021-04-01 12:00