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Many Flightgear aircraft modelers prefer Blender as their 3D editor. There is good support for import and export of flightgears native AC3D fileformat to and from Blender. This page gives an overview of those options.
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Many [[FlightGear]] [[aircraft]] modelers prefer [[Blender]] as their 3D-modelling editor. FlightGear primarily uses the [[AC3D]] file format (<code>.ac</code>) to model aircraft, [[scenery]] models, and many other things.  There is good support for the import and export of the AC3D file format from Blender. This page gives an overview of those options.
  
== Blender version 2.4 ==
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== Blender versions 2.4 and older ==
This Blender version support import and export of AC3D out of the box. Just go into user preferences and enable the addon scripts.
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For these versions, Blender supports both the import and export of AC3D files out of the box. Just go into user preferences and enable the addon scripts.
  
== Blender version 2.5 to 2.62 ==
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== Blender versions 2.5 to 2.62 ==
For these version you can use these scripts by Majic79:
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For these versions you can use one of these scripts by Majic79:
  
Download:
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* {{repo link|site=gh|proj=majic79/Blender-AC3D|brrev=BL2.59|text=Version for Blender 2.59}} ([https://github.com/majic79/Blender-AC3D/archive/BL2.59.zip ZIP file download]). Last updated October 2011.
* [https://github.com/majic79/Blender-AC3D/tree/BL2.62 Majic79's Blender 2.62 import and export scripts. (updated 2012)]
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* {{repo link|site=gh|proj=majic79/Blender-AC3D|brrev=BL2.60|text=Version for Blender 2.60}} ([https://github.com/majic79/Blender-AC3D/archive/BL2.60.zip ZIP file download]). Last updated February 2012.
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* {{repo link|site=gh|proj=majic79/Blender-AC3D|brrev=BL2.62|text=Version for Blender 2.62}} ([https://github.com/majic79/Blender-AC3D/archive/BL2.62.zip ZIP file download]). Last updated February 2012.
  
== Blender version 2.63 and later ==
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== Blender versions 2.63 and later ==
For version 2.63 till 2.74 you have more choices of scripts.
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For version 2.63 onwards you have a choice of several scripts.
  
 
=== Majic79 addon ===
 
=== Majic79 addon ===
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* [http://www.mediafire.com/?m4f9m95qj9e5qq0 Mr. No import/export script for newer blender versions. (updated 2012)]
 
* [http://www.mediafire.com/?m4f9m95qj9e5qq0 Mr. No import/export script for newer blender versions. (updated 2012)]
  
==External links==
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== External links ==
[http://opencity.sourceforge.net/html/ac3dfileformat.html AC3D file format]
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[http://www.inivis.com/ac3d/man/ac3dfileformat.html AC3D file format]
  
 
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Revision as of 06:33, 3 June 2015

Many FlightGear aircraft modelers prefer Blender as their 3D-modelling editor. FlightGear primarily uses the AC3D file format (.ac) to model aircraft, scenery models, and many other things. There is good support for the import and export of the AC3D file format from Blender. This page gives an overview of those options.

Blender versions 2.4 and older

For these versions, Blender supports both the import and export of AC3D files out of the box. Just go into user preferences and enable the addon scripts.

Blender versions 2.5 to 2.62

For these versions you can use one of these scripts by Majic79:

Blender versions 2.63 and later

For version 2.63 onwards you have a choice of several scripts.

Majic79 addon

When exporting with this addon, notice that you should set UV and texture inside the material, not just inside the UV editor. See here on how to do that: Video showing how to apply UV texture for Majic79 addon

Inside Blender when you want to see the textures, be sure to set the shader to GLSL (or for 2.7 just set view mode to materials).

When exporting/importing, this addon will tessellate the meshes into quads/triangles.

Report bugs here, be sure to include problematic AC/blend files: Majic79 AC3D issues

Download:

Mr. No addon

When exporting with this addon, make sure you set the texture inside the UV editor.

When using this script, it is very important that everything is textured. The addon will silently fail if this is not the case.

This script does not work reliable when nested groups are being used in the imported AC3D model. For an example try to import this: AC3D model that Mr. No fails to import properly.

Download:

External links

AC3D file format