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Blender 2.80 exporter?

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:16 pm
by Hrenli
Blender 2.80 is around the corner it seems, and with all shiny new features it is also breaking python API. So I am curious, does anyone here has a plan to update one of the existing exporters or write a new one?

Reading these forums I've got an impression that quite a few users seem to prefer to use something else than .mesh and therefore don't need a special exporter. I was sticking to Blender -> .xml -> .mesh/.skeleton workflow till now. Even though I was not entirely happy about it and was thinking of maybe creating own exporter which would suit my needs a bit better still was not forced to do it. Now it might be the time, but before committing to it I thought I might try to ask around first maybe somebody is already working on updating/rewriting Blender -> Ogre xml exporter to work with 2.80. :)

Re: Blender 2.80 exporter?

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:59 am
by paroj
once it is there, somebody (eventually me) will likely update the code here:
https://github.com/OGRECave/blender2ogre

with the recent updates for Ogre 1.12.2, the XMLConverter got about 3x faster at XML -> mesh.

Also there is the possibility to use the python bindings to make blender write a .mesh directly instead of converting to XML.

Re: Blender 2.80 exporter?

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:57 pm
by loath
yes this would be super helpful.

Re: Blender 2.80 exporter?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:27 pm
by paroj
there is now preliminary 2.80 support in the 2.80-support branch

Re: Blender 2.80 exporter?

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:34 pm
by loath
thanks for doing this! will try it out next week.

Re: Blender 2.80 exporter?

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:35 pm
by jlm
I'm working off of this branch and I'm having an issue such that the mesh exports correctly, but the exported materials files they reference are always identical and have no info about color, etc. Any chance this is an issue in the branch itself? I figure I'm probably just exporting incorrectly somehow, but I'm not sure what I might be doing wrong. Thanks!

Re: Blender 2.80 exporter?

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:33 pm
by paroj
do things work with blender 2.79 and the master branch?