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Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:12 am
by Diziet Sma
It can be done.. I got mine very close to how that setup looks.. but it took some poking around, and some things have changed somewhat..

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:31 pm
by Vincentz
Got a bunch of blender models I want to export to Oolite, but can't find a way to export to .dat files (which is what oolite uses right?)

Can anyone help a non-3dmodel-experienced?

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Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:35 pm
by Smivs
Export them as .obj, then use the python script here to convert them to .dat
Some interesting designs there :)

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:37 pm
by Vincentz
Smivs wrote:Export them as .obj, then use the python script here to convert them to .dat
Some interesting designs there :)
Thanks :D


Couldn't get Python pathed correctly though (P3.5 wanted to install under Program Files, and didnt path it, so doesnt recognize command Python (yet, I hope it will on restart), so gonna try again tomorrow.
I hope they are not too high poly?


edit :
I got plenty of models, though they are low texture resolution NIFs (user created units for civilization IV).
Here's some more :
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I do lack the expertise to transfer them to oolite (got them into Blender as .dae) and while I wouldn't mind to texturerize them, I lack the time to learn blender, so if anyone is up for a joint venture, let me know :D

cheers vincentz

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:34 am
by Vincentz
Smivs wrote:Export them as .obj, then use the python script here to convert them to .dat
Some interesting designs there :)
I'm getting some errors :
the obj : http://www.mediafire.com/download/873dp ... ighter.zip

with obj2dattexnorm.py:
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with obj2dattex.py:
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any clues?

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:46 am
by kanthoney
Python 3 is significantly different from Python version 2. I'd try using version 2.7. The second error is definitely a Python 3 specific error, not sure about the first.

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 9:46 am
by Imaginos
You've got some great ship designs there Vincentz. I hope that you find a way to get them into the game.

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:13 pm
by Ranthe
I must be a blithering idiot, as I can't even seem to be able to follow Staer's OP Blender tutorial for setting up the workspace on Blender 2.6.9 running on 64-bit Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon), let alone modelling anything... so I'm completely lost even before I start.

Can anyone point to any "Blender for Frickin' Idiots" tutorials, (the ones several steps below "Bender for Dummies") I might try?

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:54 pm
by Smivs
Ha, yes that sounds like my experience. I tried Wings3D instead and find it quite intuitive, and there are lots of useful clips on YouTube as well :wink:

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 3:12 am
by Commander_X
Ranthe wrote:Can anyone point to any "Blender for Frickin' Idiots" tutorials, (the ones several steps below "Bender for Dummies") I might try?
Hopefully these will help.
Good luck!

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:53 am
by Diziet Sma
Ranthe wrote:I must be a blithering idiot, as I can't even seem to be able to follow Staer's OP Blender tutorial for setting up the workspace on Blender 2.6.9 running on 64-bit Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon), let alone modelling anything... so I'm completely lost even before I start.
I recall having problems with this, too.. as I recall, some of the menu/right-click locations have changed.. it took me some poking around to figure out how to get the workspace set up the way Staer describes.
Ranthe wrote:Can anyone point to any "Blender for Frickin' Idiots" tutorials, (the ones several steps below "Bender for Dummies") I might try?
You have a PM.

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 10:46 am
by spud42
i found wings3d to be easier to start with too. my only problem is inspiration. every time i think to design a ship it turns out i'm just copying something i have already seen in a scifi show/movie!...

Started to make a small wing type fighter then realised it looked like a cylon fighter ... just for lol's i made a huge cube and textured it with a borg ish texture...

i really need to fix the oogle( eagle from space 1999)...

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:25 pm
by toudi_sk
hi, I have problem with .obj files with oolite ships (thx to another_commander for link), Blender canĀ“t import this .obj files (I tried 3, adder, anaconda and krait, saved in PC right click-> Save Link As...) and online converter have problem with this .obj files too (I need .dae file for import to sketchup to make papercraft models), can you say, what I do wrong please?

I try model from Staer9, export to .obj and .dae, and both works fine :|

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:24 pm
by another_commander
I responded to the other thread before seeing this, but have a look at the recommendations there and we can continue the discussion on this thread here if you want, which seems to be more relevant to the topic at hand.

Re: Blender 3d Modeling Tutorials

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:28 pm
by toudi_sk
thx again for help, both methods working fine (but .zip file won) :lol:

If I can create a paper model, then I sure will need help with getting the textures for coloring it

my previous ELITE Adder paper model in compare with the Oolite version