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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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Blender books for advanced character animation and modeling?

I've been messing with Blender on and off for over a year, and am now ready to put a lot of sweat into making a great model for an iPhone app I'm working on. I want to learn tips and tricks on how to ...
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Polygons requirement on mobile devices, around 3000 vertices?

I read on the unity documentation that a character should be between 300 to 1500 "polygons" on mobile devices to have good results. In Blender, we have "tris" or "faces", does "polygon" stand for the ...
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No animation clips in assets folder

I'm trying to import an FBX file made in Blender into Unity so I can use the actions created in Blender in a Unity animation state machine. A lot of sites seem to suggest that simply dropping the FBX ...
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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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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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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 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 make a textured tree model outside of unity that can be used in unity

So I am trying to make a 3d model of a tree that is textured that can be used in unity. So far I have tried two separate ways to do this and they both didn't work. The first time I used blender's tree ...
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Textures selectively not applying in Unity

On certain imported objects (fbx) in Unity, upon applying a material, only the base colour of the material is applied, with none of the tiled texture showing. This isn't universal; on a test model ...
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Blender wont export textures (materials) to OGRE3D .mesh

i am exporting a model from BLENDER to OGRE3D using the blender2ogre script. the desigre output is a single .mesh file but i know there should be also materials scripts that i should copy to my ogre ...
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Combining Animations for Colllada export

I need to export an animated character to the Collada file format in Blender. My .blend file has the individual animations (idle, walk cycle, attack, etc) each as separate actions. I discovered after ...
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Cocos3D: weird line between adjuscent 3d planes

I have created a textured plane in blender of size 2×2 and I am using that as a tile. This is the screenshot of what I have done in blender. Nothing special, the default plane on origin, I just added ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Problem with textures using DirectX file format in Irrlicht

I'm using Irrlicht 1.8.1, and Blender 2.71 to create my animations. I've just create a simple cube, added a default material to it, and i've mapped a texture to it using UV unwrap, all that in ...
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Specular intensity not imported from Blender into Unity

For my current project I'm using diffuse materials for my models in Blender but I do not want any Specular Intensity so I've set that to 0. Yet in Unity there is still a specular highlight and the ...
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Position problems instantiating lasers at the sides of a space ship

I'm developing a demo of a 3D Space Ship game concept in Unity, just for learning purposes. I have a cube representing my space ship in the scene, and a laser prefab that is instantiated at the 2 ...
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Blender: How to place a vertex where 2 faces intersect [closed]

What i have done: Made a object on blender that will be used as an asteroid for Space Engineers, i have done some tunnels but when i extended them to the surface it stayed like this: What i want ...
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Normals in my skinned model are not animated

I have a blender skinned mode with animation. Normals look like they are messed up. This is how it looks in Unity3D before and after animation. As you can see, my model should be lit up just like ...
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Trouble with Lightmaps When Meshes Intersect

I've been working on making lightmaps for a game on mobile devices (meaning that individual texture sizes cannot exceed 2048 and that file size needs to be as small as possible), but I'm running into ...
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Export Blender 3D animation to be played by Android OpenGLES

Below code snippet shows the way to export coordinate of bones: def export_bone_matrix(armature, bone, label, file_handler): SystemMatrix = Matrix.Scale(-1, 4, Vector((0, 0, 1))) * ...
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Missing colors in Collada export from Blender

I've noticed something strange in a Collada DAE export from Blender. I've assigned Diffuse BDSF colors to 4 faces of a cube as shown here: http://www.4shared.com/photo/_hM04zywba/blendcube.html It ...
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Colors set in Blender not displayed in XNA

I'm trying to create a colored 3D model for my XNA game in Blender. I don't want to use textures - I need only solid colors. Here's the model, as seen in Blender: After exporting to FBX and opening ...
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What caused rotation in exported blender model to jMonkey? (OGRE)

First off, I am very new to jMonkeyEngine 3 and still learning. Not exactly sure what could be causing my snowman to have already been rotated before import. I created him in blender and it was facing ...
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Blender, Exporting to Collada, Assimp and Normal Maps

I have a simple model that uses a diffuse and a normal map - in this case just two textures applied to the same material, where for the normal map I uncheck all the options in the "Influence" section ...
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Organize different layers of repeating texture

I'm using Blender for creating assets for a 3D video game (FPS). Particularly i have to create a long wooden fence and i'd like to use one 700*700 texture for the entire fence so different part of ...
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Blender: calculation of elevation and rotation angle from plane

I have a generic plane (any location, any rotation around every axis) with its normal axis passing by the center. Then I have a generic point and I need to find the elevation and the rotation angle ...
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Posible to export f-curves in blender?

I work with some friends on a rail shooter game in openGL. For creating our world we are using Blender. Since we want our Tank to follow a path I have started to work with creating bezier curves and ...
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Batch mesh simplification [closed]

I need a script for simplifying meshes, to run on a server in headless (no GUI) mode. Are there open source (or at least gratis) tools out there I could use for this? Or, how would I script Blender to ...
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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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what space is this Matrix in? [closed]

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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Microsoft XNA code sample wont work with blender model [closed]

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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XNA HLSL: Skinned Model Deforming Wrong [closed]

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 ...