Blender to FSX - basic tutorial video.

Here's a very basic video tutorial on how to make a simple 3-D model in Blender (2.79), add textures and export in Collada format before converting it into a scenery BGL with ModelConverterX (thanks Arno!) and installing in FSX. It's aimed at the enthusiastic newcomer to Blender who wants to start modelling scenery, taking a step-by-step approach. Hopefully, you should be able to shorten the learning curve a little with help from the tutorial - good luck!


Cheers - Dai. :cool:
 

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Thanks for taking the time to create this video! I'm sure it'll be of use to many would-be developers who are coming to grips with the power of Blender + FSX/P3D. I do have a couple of comments that might make it easier for your viewers:

1. It's not necessary to have lights in your scene at all in order to create FSX objects. When I'm setting up a new Blender installation, one of the first things I do is delete the default light and camera, then save the scene as the startup. That way the extraneous objects don't get in the way.

2. Once you've selected a texture for your material, a reference to it is already loaded into blender. So when you then go to the UV editor, you don't have to load it again from scratch, you can just select it from the list of existing textures.

Those are a couple of things I thought might help. Thanks again!
 
Many thanks, Bill - 2 good points - and it was rather a labour of love!
By the way, will you be at the Orbx stand at Cosford again this October? Sadly, Bob Sidwick won't make it - he'll be missed.
Take care - Dai.
 

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Many thanks, Bill - 2 good points - and it was rather a labour of love!
By the way, will you be at the Orbx stand at Cosford again this October? Sadly, Bob Sidwick won't make it - he'll be missed.
Take care - Dai.
I'm planning on being there, provided circumstances cooperate. It should be a good time - especially now that it's been expanded to 2 days.
 
I THINK SO THERE IS THINGS DESCRIBED IN KPGAMESMOD BLENDER2FSX TUTORIAL FROM A TO Z BUT WHERE IS THE LIGHT AND EFFECT TUTORIAL WE CAN FIND
 

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Please do not use all CAPITALS on the forums. This is considered to be rude to others.
 

gfxpilot

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HOW TO WE CAN ADD LIGHTS TO AND OBJECT IN BLENDER IFOR FSX
Look at the addition of lighting for FSX (only apply to this sim in this response) as having the building, placing your textures on it which will be daylight and then copying the same textures, making them look like they have lights emitted i.e. long tube with little colour then for night the copy picture (texture) with bright yellow paint on the tube (I Know its not actually right but its an example in its simple terms). You are creating daylight textures and textures that are repainted to look like they are night time with shadow and light capture parts that mimic light basically fsx then swoops day textures for night textures.

When you make light textures or use download light textures for use in blender which then will go to FSX you make 2 sets of the textures - one day, one night. If you are using blender to to create a lit scene the light effects you add in blender i.e. spot light, refection plane etc are NOT transferred to fsx
 
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