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'''Blender''' is a open source 3D content creation suite available for all major operating systems under the [[GNU General Public License]] and available for free. <sup>[http://www.blender.org/]</sup> Many [[FlightGear]] developers use Blender, and there are a lot of articles on the FlightGear Wiki about using it.
 
'''Blender''' is a open source 3D content creation suite available for all major operating systems under the [[GNU General Public License]] and available for free. <sup>[http://www.blender.org/]</sup> Many [[FlightGear]] developers use Blender, and there are a lot of articles on the FlightGear Wiki about using it.
  
'''Note:''' An importer/exporter for FlightGear's most common 3D format (AC3D, .ac) is only included in Blender version 2.49b or older. For later versions you have to install it manually:
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'''Note:''' An [[Blender_AC3D_import_and_export|importer/exporter]] for FlightGear's most common 3D format (AC3D, .ac) is only included in Blender version 2.49b or older. For later versions you have to install it manually:
* [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13442 Forum thread]
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* [http://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13442 Forum thread]
 
* [https://github.com/majic79/Blender-AC3D AC3D Blender plugin: Stable version (Github)]
 
* [https://github.com/majic79/Blender-AC3D AC3D Blender plugin: Stable version (Github)]
 
* [https://github.com/majic79/Blender-AC3D/tree/bl-svn AC3D Blender plugin: Experimental version for Blender svn version (Github)]
 
* [https://github.com/majic79/Blender-AC3D/tree/bl-svn AC3D Blender plugin: Experimental version for Blender svn version (Github)]
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=== Blender related articles ===
 
=== Blender related articles ===
 
* [[Howto: Add smooth ("Ambient Occlusion") shadows in Blender]]
 
* [[Howto: Add smooth ("Ambient Occlusion") shadows in Blender]]
* [[Blender Ground Signs Tutorial]]
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* [[Howto: Modeling Ground Signs with Blender]]
 
* Aircraft modeling tutorial (flightgear-specific)
 
* Aircraft modeling tutorial (flightgear-specific)
 
** by Helijah: Breguet Br-761 "Deux ponts"
 
** by Helijah: Breguet Br-761 "Deux ponts"
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** by Samo: [http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=91&t=252648&highlight=blender+aircraft Policarpov I-15 Chato]
 
** by Samo: [http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=91&t=252648&highlight=blender+aircraft Policarpov I-15 Chato]
 
** by Witold Jaworski: [http://airplanes3d.net/wm-000_e.xml E-book "Virtual Modeling" ] on P-40B. With over 3600 pictures and 1112 pages. Currently only in Polish (no English). But you can try machine translation plus the use of many pictures :-)
 
** by Witold Jaworski: [http://airplanes3d.net/wm-000_e.xml E-book "Virtual Modeling" ] on P-40B. With over 3600 pictures and 1112 pages. Currently only in Polish (no English). But you can try machine translation plus the use of many pictures :-)
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* Aircraft modeling video tutorial
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** How to model Me163 Komet (Blender 2.64): [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0et7lFsIf5E#! youtube]
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** How to model an airliner (Blender 2.5): [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5pva-Meu7E youtube]
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** Blender 2.5 Tutorial- Introduction to Modeling in Blender: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGfJLsm54ho&feature=related youtube]
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** Blender 2.59 Airplane Modeling Timelapse [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC5pzvBbyQw&feature=relmfu youtube]
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** Modeling an X-Wing in Blender 3D (Blender 2.4): [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGfJLsm54ho&feature=related youtube]
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** Blender 2.49b Reference Image Setup for Modeling workflow. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSedXO00H1c youtube] (Setting up the reference images as textured flat objects visible not only in orthographic views)
  
 
=== Also related to modeling and Blender ===
 
=== Also related to modeling and Blender ===

Latest revision as of 07:42, 22 May 2016

Blender is a open source 3D content creation suite available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License and available for free. [1] Many FlightGear developers use Blender, and there are a lot of articles on the FlightGear Wiki about using it.

Note: An importer/exporter for FlightGear's most common 3D format (AC3D, .ac) is only included in Blender version 2.49b or older. For later versions you have to install it manually:

Related content

Blender related articles

Also related to modeling and Blender

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