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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 ...
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Blender move single UV point

Texturing in Blender and when I am moving UVs around in the UV/Image Editor I'm finding that I can't move a single UV point without moving all other UVs that are connected to the vertex. This seems ...
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XNA HLSL: Skinned Model Deforming Wrong

I am creating a basic XNA recreation of Minecraft. My current problem is that my "Steve" model, which is skinned with an armature using vertex groups to deform, is showing up disfigured beyond all ...
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apply non-hierarchial transforms to hierarchial skeleton?

I use Blender3D, but the answer might not API-exclusive. I have some matrices I need to assign to PoseBones. The resulting pose looks fine when there is no bone hierarchy (parenting) and messed up ...
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Correct way to export from blender to ogre format?

My question here is similar to this since I'm using jmonkeyengine and I'm looking for models and scenes to populate my 3D world Open-source 3D models easily usable in OGRE3D/jMonkeyEngine When I ...
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Making shaders work for both ATI and NVIDIA in Blender Game Engine

Unfortunately coding OpenGL shaders is more strict for ATI cards. I am trying to get this code from this thread http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?245954-preethams-sky-impementation-HDR to ...
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Calculating the correct roll from a bone transform matrix

Read this forum topic for more info: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?260602-transform-matrix-to-bone-%28head-tail-roll%29-bug I'm trying to get my Blender3d modeller importer to create ...
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Blender: How to merge two faces?

Initial Situation Using Blender 2.6, I often come to the same problematic setting: There are two faces on one straight line. My Aim I want to keep just one of the two selected faces, which you ...
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importing animations in Blender, weird rotations/locations

This is for the Blender 2.6 API. There are two problems: 1. When I import a single animation frame from my animation file to Blender, all bones look fine. But when I import multiple (all of the ...
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How to implement the rag doll physics in OpenGL?

I'm wondering, having a human model made in blender, how can you make it so that at some point (when the human "dies") the body follows the rag doll physics in OpenGL? I tried looking for some ...
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getting bone base and tip positions from a transform matrix?

I need this for a Blender3d script, but you don't really need to know Blender to answer this. I need to get bone head and tip positions from a transform matrix read from a file. The position of base ...
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Blender - creating bones from transform matrices [closed]

Notice: this is for the Blender 2.5/2.6 API. Back in the old days in the Blender 2.4 API, you could easily create a bone from a transform matrix in your 3d file as EditBones had an attribute named ...
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Blender 2.6: How to Merge the Pros of Meshes and Surfaces

there are two interesting kinds of objects: Meshes and Surfaces. Each of them offers very cool features. Object Type Specific Features Nice Features of Surfaces: (for example) They're as scalable ...
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Blender 2.6: Changing the Resolution (Rings/Segments) of a UVSphere's

I know that it's possible to change the resolution (I mean the rings and the segments) of a UVSphere by pressing [F6] and changing some arguments. But what if I add a UVSphere to my canvas at first, ...
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How can I achieve UnrealEd's per-face texturing in Blender 2.6?

Using UnrealEd I can create geometry and assign a material to each face of that geometry. Each face can have its own UV settings. How can I achieve the same functionality using Blender? I've seen the ...
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How to convert Blender models for XNA

I am creating my first game, I'm using Blender to create character models, is there any tutorial or guide to tell me what steps to convert a model into something animated and usable in XNA?
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Blender 2.6: How to Undo 3D Cursor Movement

I sometimes place the 3D cursor at the wrong location by a undesigned click on the left mouse button. But when I'm trying to click Control + Z in order to undo the accidental 3D cursor movement, it ...
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How to port animation from one skeleton to another?

While I need to do this in a Blender3D modeler script, the math should be similar for other modelers or realtime engines. Blender3D specific terminology: Armature = skeleton EditBone = rest pose bone ...
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XNA Skinning Sample - exporting from Blender recognize only first animation clip

(and sorry for my English) I'm using animation components from XNA Skinning Sample. It works great but when I export a model from Blender, it does not recognize any other animation clips than the ...
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Selecting all the points in a ray

So I'm accustomed to Lightwave where selecting a point in orthographic view selects all the points along that ray from the viewport. I've been watching videos of people using older versions of Blender ...
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Can't export Blender model for use in jMonkeyEngine SDK

I have a scene rendered in blender called "civ1.blend" which contains multiple materials (for example, I have one called "white"). I want to use this model in jMonkeyEngine, so I used the OGRE ...
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Exporting UV coords from Blender

So I have searched on google and various other websites but I've not found an answer. The only ones I did find did not work. So my question is how do I get UV coords from blender (2.63)? Currently ...
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Create edges in Blender

I've worked with 3DS Max in Uni and am trying to learn Blender. My problem is I know a lot of simple techniques from 3DS max that I'm having trouble translating into Blender. So my question is: ...
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Tools for Sprite generation? 3D Blender model for Sprites -generation? [closed]

My speculation is that sprites can be generated rather painlessly from good 3D Blender models either to 2D or 3D. I am skeptical to sprites generated other ways because I like the ability to do ...
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Unity3D - different object with the same mesh imported from Blender

I would like to instantiate different objects (i.e. poker chips with different values) that actually share the same mesh imported from blender. To this end I have copied the assets and changed the ...
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Is it possible to combine Blender with PHP? [closed]

I want to build a web game with Blender and I know PHP. Is it possible to mesh Blender with PHP?
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Is it possible to convert file from Blender 3d to svg?

I want to build web game in html5 with canvas/svg. Can I convert/export file from blender to canvas/svg? Maybe via unity3d?
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How to correctly export UV coordinates from Blender

Alright, so I'm just now getting around to texturing some assets. After much trial and error I feel I'm pretty good at UV unwrapping now and my work looks good in Blender. However, either I'm using ...
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How can I load .FBX files?

I am looking into options for the model assets for my game. I have gotten pretty good with Blender, and want to use C++/DirectX9 (don't need all the excess from 10+), but Blender 2.6 exports .fbx not ...
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How to make leg bones children of torso bone in Blender?

I'm a complete Blender novice and I'm trying to create a humanoid skeleton. I'm having problems figuring out how to make my leg bones children of the torso bone. Here's how my skeleton looks like: ...
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Texture in model not rendered by BasicEffect

UPDATE: It is apparently the BasicEffect that is the culprit here. I tried to use another effect (which I coded myself) and then it works!?!? )I kinda like the EnableDefaultLighting, though...) So ...
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Is it possible to export a simulation (animation) from Blender to Unity?

I created an explosion animation within Blender, something as shown in this video. To achieve this I used a particle-system, together with the "Explode" modifier. This kind of animation (simulation) ...
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Any way to edit Warcraft MDX or MDL Animated models?

I have been searching for a while for a way to get an animated mdl or mdx model into any 3D animating software (such as Blender), but so far have not had any success. I found a few methods of getting ...
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How can I animate a colour change over hue/saturation/value instead of RGB in Blender?

If I create a keyframe for a colour in Blender (I'm using 2.6) it always seems to traverse the RGB values for the animation, even if I set the colour using HSV values. I do this by setting the ...
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Trouble with UV Mapping Blender => Unity 3

For some reason I am getting nasty grey edges around the edges of rendered 3D models that are not present in Blender. I seem to be able to solve the problem by reducing the size of the UV coordinates ...
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How to animate a model in WebGL?

I created a human model in Blender, exported the vertices and indices into a JSON file and render the model in a browser using WebGL. Now I created a walk and jump animation in Blender and would like ...
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Why even use shaders?

assuming I want my game to have a Cel-shaded look. There are plenty of tutorials how to implement Cel-shading in hlsl f.e. But what is the point? If I am creating my assets with Blender or 3d-max I ...
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Fitting a cap for a hollow object in blender

I have a thin-walled hollow object that I made by extruding a closed path that formed an outline. So the objecft is like a hollow pipe with a 1mm-thick wall (but the cross-section isn't a simple ...
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can't get File Open screen to appear in Blender? (screenshot attached)

Just starting out with blender. Did something and now I can't work out how to get the basic File Open screen to appear. Have been trying for a while. Anyone able to tell me what to do to get back to ...
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How can I include vertex color information in .OBJ files?

The .obj files I export are missing data for vertex colors. Is there a way to include color information in the .obj file? If not, what are the alternatives?
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How can I create my mesh so that textures applied to it are NOT rotated 90 degrees in Unity 3D?

I'm trying a really simple test in Unity 3D. I want to render a texture on the simplest plane possible. So, I've created a two-triangle plane in Blender, then imported it into Unity. From there, I ...
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Exporting Blender bones

I wrote an exporter for blender models that works great for meshes. I'm attempting to extend that to bones defined in blender. However I haven't found good information for exporting bone data. How can ...
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Rendering characters, with cut off limbs (Blender models in Java/OpenGL)

What aspects should I take into consideration for creating character animation and rendering classes if I want to be able to have detachable limbs? I've developed a detailed body system that can have ...
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Recommended method for XML level loading in XNA

I want to use Blender as my level designer tool for an XNA game. Using an existing plugin, I can export my levels to DotScene format which is basically an xml file like this one: <scene ...
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using blender to generate a 3D skybox

Is it possible for me to use Blender to generate a 3D skybox? The concept is fairly simple: I create a scene that I want to display on the skybox (mountains, clouds, water, etc). Then, couldn't ...
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how large should a map be in blender

I'm learning blender and am wondering what size(blender units) I should be making my characters and maps. should i consider 1 blender unit as 1 inch, foot, meter or does it not not matter?
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How can I select and scale an edge loop within Blender?

I'm a web developer looking into game development as a hobby for fun and the challenge. I have just started learning blender 2.6. I am currently doing a tutorial at ...
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Baking Key Frame Animation in Blender

I have a rigged model using an armiture in blender, I was wonder how you could bake the animation as kayframed data so that I could remove the armiture and the model still walks without being rigged.
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How do I get a Rigged 3D Model made in blender to display and animate on the iPhone?

I have a rigged model in blender of a man walking, I would like to know how to get this to display and animate on the iPhone and if their is a good free game library out their that lets me do it (even ...
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How do I create the playing field for my game?

I want to create a game with playfield as shown in the video in OpenGL www.youtube.com/user/stanfordcs248 I have fair knowledge of OpenGL and I know this playfield can be rendered using several ...