Monday, July 30, 2007

Blender - Free 3D Modelling Software

I've had an anonymous comment left on a post in which I asked if anyone knew of anything free I could download to create some 3D models for an XNA game I want to start.

The comment suggested Blender, so I've downloaded it and given it a go. Seeing as I've done zero 3D modelling before it's going to be a steep learning curve, but there seems to be tutorials to walk you through most of it. There's DirectX's .X format in the Export list as well, so hopefully this should be all I need.

Thanks for the heads up who ever you are.

2 comments:

Mykre said...

Blender can be a good place to start, and the bonus is that if you have not used anything else you won't be hindered by the interface.

Anyway, I have put together a small article on geting started with Blender and XNA that you might like. It includes exporting and a small code snippit that you can use to show your model in XNA.

http://www.virtualrealm.com.au/blogs/mykre/archive/2007/07/21/getting-started-with-blender-3d-and-xna.aspx

Hope it helps,

Glenn.
http://www.virtualrealm.com.au/blogs/mykre

Ian Dykes said...

Thanks for the heads up. I've linked to your article in a new post.