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UV Mapping Problems

I'm creating an alien in blender, doing my best to base it on the guys from toy story. When I create the UV Map and colour it, import it back in then take a look at it in a seperate window there is ...
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XNA .fbx model imported sideways

Using Blender 2.6. My model has its location and rotation zeroed out, scale set at 1.0, and generally conforms to every guideline detailed on this site and misc google results. When exporting it, I ...
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Blender - baking normal map - weird colors

I have a metal drum mesh, and when I bake its normal map, I get the weird colors (see attached pic). I'm talking about the horizontal gradient shift of color. There's no deformation like that on my ...
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Asset workflow for Blender models?

As a coder, I don't have much experience in asset creation workflow. I'm trying to figure out the best way to work effectively with Unity + Blender combo. I don't export to FBX, I prefer to work ...
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Blender: How to merge multiple meshes of same object?

I have run into a bit of a problem creating my 3D model. I started with a single mesh and added additional meshes (all in edit mode) to create my geometric shape. They are all part of the same object, ...
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Exported FBX Blender Model not showing up in XNA

I really do apologise if this question has been asked before, but I recently created a model in Blender 2.63, exported it to an FBX file, and tried to display it in XNA (using 4.0 Refresh), but all ...
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Draw mesh with multiple bones

So I currently have an object made up of only one mesh. And this object contains three bones. One for strecthing the mesh left, one for streching the mesh up, and a center bone, which moves the object ...
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Make bones in blender work corectly in XNA

So, I am trying to connect bones with vertex groups in blender, but I keep failing. if I move a bone in XNA, it doesnt also move those vertecis that are connected to this bone(vertex groups). What I ...
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Blender models appear in UDK asset manager, but not in game

I am new to UDK and blender. I am using UDK3. I have tried the following so far: Making the mesh origin, (0,0,0) Making the parent bone origin (0,0,0) Parenting the root bone with the mesh I have ...
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Armature in Unity3d distorted

On the left is a base mesh with armature in Blender. I imported this model and armature into Unity3d. The result is on the right. The arms are clearly distorted, and I can't seem to fix it by ...
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Compress / make Blender .obj file smaller

I have been learning the basics of blender for the best part of the day, and I still cannot figure out how to make models(imported) smaller in file size(where their original file size is 2MB+). The ...
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Should I be using blender game engine as my first engine? [closed]

I am new to game development. I was learning how to create 3d models in blender to use in an android game, but I was reading that you can use blender game engine for creating android games. Is it a ...
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Blender 2.6: Move Mesh to X Coordinate of Another Mesh

An example: There are two planes A and B with the following median points: ( X | Y | Z ) M_A ( 3 | 2 | 2 ) M_B ( 6 | 1 | 1 ) Now I want to move the plane A on the X-axis to the X coordinate ...
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Blender 2.6: UV-Matching on Non-Image-Textures

Situation: I want to model a piece of wood in Blender (2.63.0). In order to do this I use a set of Noise and Clouds textures on a brown material. But these textures are warped and shown in the wrong ...
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Getting an instance of KX_PolygonMaterial in Blender

I've got a question concerning using Python in Blender's Game Engine. Before I start I want to state that I'm trying to change the color of an object in Blender's game engine. To do this, I'm ...
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Texture-Mapping in Blender/XNA

I have a simple Blender-Model (just a few faces). I want to add 2 Textures. (a special face should get Texture 1, the other faces Texture 2). This model I want to use in XNA. The first Texture should ...
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Blender Object Appearing Gray when all Lights are Off

I have an issue with Blender where, when I turn my only light off (a sun lamp) and render the image my object appears gray rather than black (and thus, not appear to the camera). I can't figure out ...
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Mesh with quads to triangle mesh

I want to use Blender for making models yet realize some of the polygons are not triangles but contain quads or more (example: cylinder top and bottom). I could export the the mesh as a basic mesh ...
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How can I model a pendulum blade? [closed]

Like this one from Saw V: What primitive shape/s would you start out with? How would you transform the primitive shape/s to give it a nice, smooth, sharp blade on one side without distorting the ...
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Blender mesh mirroring screws up normals when importing in Unity

My issue is as follows: I've modeled a robot in Blender 2.6. It's a mech-like biped or if you prefer, it kindda looks like a chicken. Since it's symmetrical on the XZ plane, I've decided to mirror ...
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Learning resource for 3d modeling [closed]

I want to start learning 3d modeling. I already have experience with maya and 3dsmax but I made a long pause (2 years) Now I have free access to maya, 3dsmax and blender (I am a student). I know that ...
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exporting bind and keyframe bone poses from blender to use in OpenGL

EDIT: I decided to reformulate the question in much simpler terms to see if someone can give me a hand with this. Basically, I'm exporting meshes, skeletons and actions from blender into an engine ...
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how to change the number of rendered frames in Blender

i´m using blender to render an animation in single pictures and i want to make an 16 frames animation out of an 24 frames one without changing the set keyframes. Is there an option to skip every 3rd ...
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Blender multiple animations and Collada export

Say I have a simple mesh in Blender, with two keyframes, like so: Then, another animation for the same mesh, also with two keyframes: Theese animations worke fine in Blender and I can switch ...
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Inter Quake Model IQM render Directx9

I'm trying to render an Inter Quake Model(http://lee.fov120.com/iqm/) in DirectX9 that I exported from blender. I want to display animations which IQM supports and my model format does not. The ...
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Need to produce an animated texture of Water where each image tiles in all directions

I need to produce a 2D 'animated' texture of "water" for a game in which each image tiles in 'all' directions, much like those produced by the Caustics Generator, but with the power and flexibility of ...
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Multiple textures on a mesh created in blender and imported in xna

I created a cube in blender which has multiple images applied to its faces. I am trying to import the model into xna and get the same results as shown when rendering the model in blender. I go through ...
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Issue with importing model to xna

I am creating a model with Blender which looks like this: and I am importing it into an XNA project. There seems to be some kind of transparency issue. The model looks like that: When the camera ...
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Issue with Mapping Textures to Models in Blender

I've been trying to texture a model using Blender, but when I draw on the UV Editor it doesn't show up on the model, and I can't draw on the model itself. I've tried saving the image and the 3D View ...
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Xna model parts are overlying others

I am trying to import in XNA an .fbx model exported with blender. Here is my drawing code public void Draw() { Matrix[] modelTransforms = new Matrix[Model.Bones.Count]; ...
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Blender DirectX exporter to Panda3D

I have been experimenting with Panda3D lately. I have a character made in Blender with various bones and currently with one animation that I wish to export to a *.x format for Panda3D. My current ...
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Getting .mesh & .skeleton from Blender2Ogre export

I have downloaded the add-on blender2ogre from this source : http://code.google.com/p/blender2ogre/ And I have created a simple mesh, with walking animation (similar to the gingerbreadman tutorial). ...
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Getting Model & Movement from Blender to OGRE3D

I just delved myself into game development. I have created a simple character in Blender, together with its walking animation. I am planning to import the model and the movement so that I could use it ...
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How can I generate a 3d model via a series of transforms?

Is it possible to generate 3D models using some sort of object transformation (like it's shown here), using PovRay or any other tool, and import them into Blender / Unity? For example starting with a ...
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Blender: How to “meshify” an object I made from Bezier curves

I made a star shape using Bezier curves, and extruded it (see pic below): What I want to do is give it a rounder look - not just around the edges by using beveling. I want it to kind of look like ...
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Why doesn't light continuous on my model?

I created a basic textured cube model with Blender to practice modeling, and then I imported it into Unity. After I put up some lighting it looks pretty ugly. The light is not continuous on a row of ...
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How do I apply skeletal animation from a .x (Direct X) file?

Using the .x format to export a model from Blender, I can load a mesh, armature and animation. I have no problems generating the mesh and viewing models in game. Additionally, I have animations and ...
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Models with more than one mesh in JMonkeyEngine

I’m a new jmonkey engine developer and I’m beginning to import models. I tried to import simple models and no problems appeared, but when I export some obj models having more than one mesh in the ...
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Blender: Having trouble moving vertices

I've been using Blender for two days now, and ran into an issue while following a tutorial. Before anything else, I'd like to show you all what my problem precisely is. Here is a short video I ...
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How i can sign and/or group a specific set of vertices in a 3D file container like OBJ ? - in Blender

I would like to export a 3D model with each part having a name or a label if you will. For example i would like to export a model of an human body and name each part in specifics vertex groups like: ...
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Bullet impact or force on cube in Blender

Hoping someone here may be able to help. I'm new to Blender (and game development/3d modelling) and have been following some tutorials online to get me started. I am building a very basic FPS just to ...
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Crystal Transparency(Shadows)

I'm having a really hard time getting the shadows the become transparent. I've looked online and followed tutorials, but it's not working(See Below). It may be a little difficult to see so you ...
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what space is this Matrix in?

In Blender 2.6 API, PoseBone is used for animating a bone. PoseBone.matrix is one way to do that. API says PoseBone.matrix is in "object space". ...
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3D Modeling Software for Programmer [closed]

I've recently learned how to make games for Unity3d, and now I want to start making games! I can't wait to start! However, before I can make 3D games, I need to learn 3D modeling for character ...
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Converting many faces to single mesh and reduce poly-count in Blender

I'm not so familiar with 3D modelling, and I'm stuck on a simple task in Blender. I have a fairly complex model that's been imported as a .DAE file from SketchUp. This model is composed of many ...
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Microsoft XNA code sample wont work with blender model

I downloaded this code sample and integrated it into my game http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/mesh_instancing It works with the model that they supplied, but throws and ...
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I have created character human in blender. How to use it in Java/Android

Title says it all pretty much. I can't find anything online which explains it in details. I have created a character model in Blender and I want to use it in Android app. I want to make it move. ...
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How to merge two objects in Blender

What I've Done I created a Cube object with Subdivision Surface modifier in order to model a spehere. I created a cuboid object looking like a angled, longish baton. What I Want to Do I want to ...
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Blender to 3ds max to cal3d format

There are quite a few questions on cal3d but they are old and don't apply anymore. In Blender(must be 2.49a for python script to work!!!): I have a scene with 7 meshes, 1 armature, 10 bones. I tried ...
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Blender Edge Split Alternative

What other options/alternatives are there to "edge split" for smooth shading low poly game models. As I understand it, edge split does what it say's, its splits the mesh therefore increasing the vert ...