[TOOL] Blender HWRM Toolkit

(Taiidan Republic Mod) #1

Introducing the updated blender HWRM toolkit…


I have forked @DKesserich 's excellent Blender exporter and joint tools (Blender DAE Exporter for HWRM) to contain a few significant updates:

  1. Merged with the DAE importer (previously a separate addon): [TOOL] HWRM DAE importer for Blender

  2. Background tools…

blender_bg_panels

  • …to create background lights (as lamps with custom properties, so no more copying and pasting in the dae files)
  • …to create material parameter joints for planets (again with custom properties, since these sometimes became too long for Blender to export)
  • …to create cube map cameras and render them (render settings like resolution and format are still a bit manual)
  1. An early version of a level file importer. For the moment this is simply for visualising level files in Blender, but one day it could be used for creating and exporting them too…

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Blender DAE Exporter for HWRM
(Sastrei) #2

The export appears to export everything in the blend file, instead of just selection only. Is that expected behavior?

Edit: And is it compatible with Cycles material nodes? (for detecting the texture)

(Taiidan Republic Mod) #3

I don’t remember a time when it exported the selection only… The only thing I changed about the exporter was the way it treats the background material nodes. It should be quite easy to implement a selection-only export option though.

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(Sastrei) #4

Weird. That might explain some problems I’ve had in the past, heh.