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MSFS MSFS Asobo Official Blender exporter

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Hello,
Just to keep you updated: we currently have someone working on an officialy supported Blender exporter.
It's a little bit too soon to tell which existing exporter we will reuse, but we're not starting from scratch. I'll keep you posted ASAP!

Could be good news if you trust Asobo to get it right.

https://devsupport.flightsimulator....xport-plugin.html?childToView=4090#reply-4090

Here it is:
AsoboStudio glTF-Blender-IO-MSFS
 
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I wonder if this means that the MSFS SDK is finally reached beyond the Alpha stage Only time will tell.... ;)
 
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I asked about this in the SDK Q&A today and they actually had a part at the beginning dedicated to the Blender Exporter. They said it is almost finished and will be coming around Sim Update 9 I believe. They also said it would include the same samples and tutorials as you get with 3DS Max and it will be fully supported by Asobo the same as Max. Hopefully this means good things to come!
 
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This Is current version of the Asobo's exporter


Alizee seem to be a little bit too optimistic on that topic...

Hope some improvements in the near future, but by now anything close to an alpha!

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If the new Blender exporter also supports animated people, then that's very good news. Would like to express my thanks to Asobo and Wing42, tml1024, ronh991 and pepperoni505! 👍👍👍🙂
 
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If the new Blender exporter also supports animated people, then that's very good news. Would like to express my thanks to Asobo and Wing42, tml1024, ronh991 and pepperoni505!
Exactly! Skinned mesh/Bones and primitive collision Is what we still need to work with blender!



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Weird problem with this plugin (i try to use it instead MSFS Toolkit). MSFS shaders works fine, but i dont have MSFS gltf export option at all. All i have is button "Export" (undocumented operator) in Multi-Export glTF 2.0, but this doesnt work (error in module bpy/ops, which i have). I try Blender versions 2.83, 2.93 and 3.0 with the same effect. How it works, guys?
 

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The version which is provided by github is not operational currently: it is just an initialization !
 

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All functions within the Asobo exporter are for blender v3.10 also. Some functions in the latest release v3.01.

Blender v3.10 is in beta... for at least 4 mths I believe. Most likely, June release, when LTS v2.83 will no longer be supported.

The Beta v3.10 (as of this date) can be obtained from this location:


This site is updated daily if changes have occurred.

Warning: The builds may have the latest features and cool bug fixes, but can be unstable and mess up your files. Use at your own risk!
 
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I have Blender 3.1 and installed the Add-on under preferences, is there more needed to install because the read.me file doesn't have any particular instructions. Is this like the FlyByWire version that needed a separate script installed?
 

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I have Blender 3.1 and installed the Add-on under preferences, is there more needed to install because the read.me file doesn't have any particular instructions. Is this like the FlyByWire version that needed a separate script installed?
No.. just the SDK of MSFS.
 
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Maybe this helps

We already found out that it is a little bit complicated to export lods. It is looking like the exporter is not generating the xml in the correct way.

I have Blender 3.1 and installed the Add-on under preferences, is there more needed to install because the read.me file doesn't have any particular instructions. Is this like the FlyByWire version that needed a separate script installed?
 
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Well, this doesn't seem to work for my needs.

For an aircraft I have a lot of collections for the various areas of the aircraft. It makes it easier to work with if you can have the landing gear and wings in separate collections which you can toggle on and off. I can't figure out how to export a group of those separate collections as a single model. The exporter seems hell bent on exporting each collection as an individual file.

On the old original exporter it was simply select all and export but I can't figure it out with this Asobo exporter.
 
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Hi Anthony, what if you place wing and gear in separate sub collection of the main collection?



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Hi Mamu, I tried that. It doesn't seem to recognise that there are sub collections. It just comes up with a list of each collection (including the main collection) with each needing a different file name. Trying to export just the main collection produces an error.
 
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Maybe we should learn to do that in another way, with parenting

take a look at the screenshot, did a quick export and seem to work fine, you can hide/uhhide the parent/child hierarchy by SHIFT-clicking on the "eye" of the parent object in the outliner


The deal about the exporter is that they HAVE to make the Blender exporter working in the same way of the 3ds exporter, so the docs doesn't need to be written two times :p

Here they are talking about layers,

so in Blender collection are "Layers",
maybe you can open an issue on the Github and ask for sub-collections to be exported, makes more sense and seem to be coherent and compliant with the documentation
 

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Parenting like that isn't really going to be easy to work with when you're dealing with a thousand parts. That's the nice thing about collections. You can just group things together in a collection without having to deal with parenting. Collections just make it so much easier to handle all the parts.

Maybe, if I get the inclination, I will look at the python scripts and see what the original Blender exporter does and modify the Asobo one to do the same.
 
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