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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? [closed]

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 ...
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Where is the “Scripts Window” menu in Blender 2.59?

I'm trying to import a script into Blender, and I have the script in my directory and I pushed F8 to reload scripts, but the instructions for running this script say: In the "Scripts Window" run ...
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Blender: projecting an image via a spotlight onto a plane

I've create a plane with a spot light shining from above onto it. The spot light projects a texture of an image onto the plane. The light shots out at an angle but the texture is projecting in a flat ...
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Creating 3D Models for Game similar to Tron in Blender

How can I create 3D Model of objects with glowing edges (just like in Tron) using Blender ? Note : I am a beginner in Blender
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How can I see the height of an object within Blender?

I'm fairly new to Blender. I know there is the "Transform" section in the Object menu of the Properties tab, which contains Location/Rotation/Scale of a selected object. What I'd like to know is if ...
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What are the disadvantages of marking every edge as a seam when unwrapping a mesh?

I'm a programmer who's trying to learn a little basic 3D modelling. I'm reasonably comfortable with basic geometry modelling, and can unwrap and texture simple models. But I have a question... When ...
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Export Blender 2.59 models with animations to XNA 4

Whats the best way to export from Blender 2.59 for XNA 4? I have heard you can use the DirectX to export to .x instead of .fbx which works better with animations? Unfortunately all the tutorials out ...
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How do I export an animated scene with a rigged character and dds textures to blender from 3DSMAX 7?

Which format should I use, which settings? Which plugin or script?
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Where can I find some good 3D character artists?

I am searching for 3D artists for a 3D iPad game. Is there a good place in the net, where I could find one? He or she should have created game models before.
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What should I do to get my Blender models into my iOS game?

I am working on a 3D OpenGL|ES game for iPad. All the models are created in Blender. How should I go about getting my models into my game? I have the following requirements of my models: One ...
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To what platforms can the blender game engine build to?

I used to use the BGE until I found that unity can build to lots of different platforms. What platforms does the BGE support?
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Blender - exporting .obj with texture coords

I'm writing a game which uses obj files. I created an object in blender and I applied texture without UV coordinates and my question is: how to export this object to obj file, but with texture ...
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Blender 2.5 - Using a Bezier Circle to set Bezier Curve as the Bevel Object

I'm trying to follow the tutorial found here. Around 5:40 (ish) in the video, he adds a Bezier Circle. He then adds the existing Bezier Curve as the Bevel Object on the Circle. This makes the Curve ...
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Left-Hand and Right-Hand Coordinate Systems

In Blender and other 3D modeling tools, the coordinate system is right-handed, while in Unity 3D and Orbiter Space Flight Simulator, they are left-handed, why this could happen? Why they don't simply ...
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How do you add equipment to a 3D character model using XNA/Blender?

I've watched quite a few Blender tutorials, but I have yet to see examples of how to swap out sub-models. So my question is, how do you swap out equipment on a character model? Specifically I’d like ...
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How would I use GLM for Bullet Physics?

Right now im working on my c++ game, and im having alot of trouble using GLM and Bullet Physics to create my world correctly. The main problem is that when i export my physics with Blenderv2.57, and ...
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How to load 3D models into Java?

Using LWJGL what is the easiest way to load a 3D model to be drawn on screen? I know LWJGL doesn't have built in loading support so I am looking for a small library that would help to load ...
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Using extension methods through the TryInvokeMember override of a DynamicObject [closed]

I feel like I need to give a little background information on why I'm doing what I'm doing, because I want to open it to suggestions and criticism, and give hope to Blender-using XNA programmers that ...
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Replacing a custom 3D model format with something more standard

This is long, so the short question is: What's the best/right/standard set of technologies for creating 3D models and incorporating them into a game such that the complexity for the artist is kept to ...
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How can I get my meshes to work with Bullet Physics?

The problem is that I'm trying to use my meshes with Bullet Physics for the collision part of my game. When I attempted doing this method with my GLM(model loading library by nate robins) model, I ...
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Model in Blender GLSL to XNA HLSL

Is it possible to make model in Blender, with enabled GLSL, add multiple textures, etc, and then just load it in XNA, where's own HLSL? Will it work?
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Blender modelling for a C++ game?

I want to know if it were possible to integrate models created with Blender into a game written in solely C++.
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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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Changing coordinate system from Z-up to Y-up

Blender's coordinate system is different from what I'm used to, in that Z points upwards instead of Y. What would be the simplest way of converting all the world data (so that all animations, texture ...
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How do I fix this weird lighting problem?

I'm making a small game in Unity, and some models are displaying very ugly shading. The shading usually looks funky along the edges between triangles. I'm pretty new to working in 3D; I bet this is ...
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Are there any good screencasts for learning Blender?

Anyone know any site that provides good screencasts or videos about learning Blender?
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How do I find rotation in 3D based on a vector/normal?

I've been playing with Blender and Python, doing basic things like accessing vertices/normals,etc. I can get the normal of each face of a mesh. I was wondering, how can I get the rotation of a face ...
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Sketchup for modelling, Blender for lightmaps, rendering in Xna Reach profile?

This question moved from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4319183/sketchup-for-modelling-blender-for-lightmaps-rendering-in-xna-reach-profile Hello. I'm a programmer looking to add some 3D assets ...
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UDK or Blender? [closed]

I am new to UDK and Blender but I've some prior game development experience on XNA. Now I want to know should I start using Blender gaming engine which is open source and gives lot of freedom to ...