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== Blender and Source ==
 
== Blender and Source ==
  
* '''The [[Blender SMD Tools]] can import and export [[Studiomdl Data|SMD]] and [[DMX model|DMX]].'''
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* '''The [[Blender Source Tools]] can import and export [[Studiomdl Data|SMD]] and [[DMX model|DMX]].'''
 
* See [[Animation in Blender]] to learn how to rig and animate in a way that survives SMD export.
 
* See [[Animation in Blender]] to learn how to rig and animate in a way that survives SMD export.
 
* You can store as many models as you like in the same .blend file. Use scenes and/or layers to easily manage the different elements.
 
* You can store as many models as you like in the same .blend file. Use scenes and/or layers to easily manage the different elements.

Revision as of 11:05, 5 July 2015

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See Category:Blender for tutorials.

(icon) Blender is a free and open source 3D modeling package that can be used to create models for Source. Blender has also been available on Steam since April 3 2015, it comes with automatic updates but has no support for the in-app steam overlay currently.


Features

Blender offers free 3D modelling and texture mapping features.

  • You can create texture, and animate models.
  • Use addons to import and export numerous different file types like SMD and DMX for your Source mods or the Steam Workshop.



Blender and Source

  • The Blender Source Tools can import and export SMD and DMX.
  • See Animation in Blender to learn how to rig and animate in a way that survives SMD export.
  • You can store as many models as you like in the same .blend file. Use scenes and/or layers to easily manage the different elements.

Where can I learn to use Blender?

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Although the Valve Developer Community has limited information about using Blender, we offer a variety of external resources for you to learn and master Blender.

  • Blender 3D: Noob to Pro A helpful online resource book hosted on WikiBooks, a site that runs on the same format as this site.


External links