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Learn how to export a model from Blender to Overgrowth.

Posted by Silverfisk on Jan 7th, 2011
Basic Props Modelling.

First we download Blender, then we create a simple model, make it smooth and unwrap it. Then we make a simple texture for the model and create the xml file that we later load in the game to spawn the object.



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moci Jan 7 2011 says:

Dang... that's a pretty smooth workflow. So if you were to "save" the map and load it back up it would still be there?

Maybe I should start taking advantage of my pre-order...

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Silverfisk Jan 7 2011 replied:

Yeah, the workflow is much better than what I'm used to (Source engine). You can save it and load it up again and send it to other people or whatever you want. :)

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hannibaldinski Jan 7 2011 says:

very nice tut! Keep it up :D

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bikkebakke Jan 7 2011 says:

gimp <3

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leon.ladisic Jan 7 2011 says:

This made me hungry.

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doomstagg Jan 7 2011 says:

yay opeth.

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sebi3110 Jan 7 2011 says:

Isn't it a bit weird that you define the spec level by adjusting the diffuse oppacity?!

The complete workflow is abit circuitous, but it's your own engine so I don't really care :)
Just hope that you will implement common workflow like from Cry Engine 2 ;)

Keep the vids coming!

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Silverfisk Jan 8 2011 replied:

I actually think it's pretty easy changing the spec in alpha channel, but since that doesn't work as it should in Gimp, David has said that he's going to perhaps change that in the future to use a separate picture to define the spec.

And it's actually not my engine, I'm just a fan of Wolfire Games. :)

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MarcusM Jan 7 2011 says:

Awesome job mate. Keep it up.
I really love how simple it is.

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Torabi Jan 7 2011 says:

I assume that it does not have any form of collision box? Still, great tutorial.

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Silverfisk Jan 8 2011 replied:

By default it uses the mesh as collision, but that was changed recently, so now you can use another object for collision if you want to.

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Martini-562 Jan 7 2011 says:

That looks cool, very simple workflow. It however seems as if it doesn't matter where the objects are located as long as they are located within the main Overgrowth folder or one of it's subfolders. Whilst this allows for everyone that uses the engine to lay out the data the way they want it, I can foresee huge a huge mess in Overgrowth folders due to a lack set pipeline rules.

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ariehl Jan 8 2011 replied:

There has been some proposed guidelines for how and where custom material and assets live, so hopefully when the game is fully released, people will start to follow those techniques...

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Tha_14 Jan 8 2011 says:

Very Good.
You helped a lot people i see.
Good job. :)

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RangerC Feb 2 2011 says:

thats why one of my friends learns Blender ;)

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ninma Mar 19 2011 says:

does the normal map only work for the donut thing or does it work for anything?

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Silverfisk Apr 27 2012 replied:

It works for anything. Ideally you'd want a normal map that's tailored for the object you're creating, but if you don't need a normal map or can't create on for any reason you can just use the blank normal map.

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