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I've already made custom block models with techne but as techne is not the best model program, it is based on cubes, and you also have to debug the Files before they compile I want to create better models with a better software. So my question is which (free) software is the best for this task and how can I implement the Model in minecraft?


I'm looking forward for any help.



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You can use .obj files, which can be made in Blender (which is free), or Autodesk Maya or 3DS Max (which are free for students but pricey otherwise).


They are real models, none of that techne crap, you can make them as detailed as you like. But remember, more detail = more resources to load it.


Alternatively you could use the tessellator, but I've not seen a model editor for that directly yet.

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buuuut here a sample code


public class TESR implements/extends TileEntitySpecialRenderer{
private IModelCustom model;

public TESR(){
    model = AdvanceModelLoader.loadModel("/model.obj");

    public void renderTileEntityAt(bunch of args){

    //opengl setup (like pushMatrix and translate etc)
    //end of gl setup like popMatrix


"/model.obj" refers to the path: mcp/src/minecraft/model.obj



i recommend blender

when you export your obj make SURE to check triangulated face becasue forge obj loader doesnt accept them (you should always triangulate your shit anyway)

if you load your model and it tells you something like

cannot load becasue "o usemlt 19368 136 136" line xxx   

just remove line xxx and re run

gl hf !!


EDIT: my wavefront tutorial:


how to debug 101:http://www.minecraftforge.net/wiki/Debug_101

-hydroflame, author of the forge revolution-

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