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How To Get 3D Models From Blender into Godot


Michael Bridges writes:

Looking for a way to bring your assets alive? Let us introduce Godot...

  • ​Like Blender, Godot is free and open-source
  • It’s tiny and super quick to download (under 30MB)
  • Super inviting and playful game engine

Want to import your Blender 3D assets into Godot?

Let’s do it! In this mega guide, we’ll be importing models, their materials, textures AND animations. We’ll be using 2 free amazing open source packages - Blender and Godot.

What 3D formats does Godot support, I hear you ask. It supports:

  • DAE (Collada)
  • GLTF 2.0
  • OBJ

In this guide, we will focus on `.dae` as it is fully supported and the most mature format.

You might be wondering, where is FBX importing? Unfortunately FBX is a proprietary format owned by Autodesk and not something available to us with Godot. No problem, .dae will do the trick.

Blender, Maya and 3DS Max all have built in Collada exporting but unfortunately it’s broken for our purposes. For Maya and 3DS Max you can use OpenCollada plugins.

You can read the full guide here.

Or watch it as a tutorial for free below!

We hope you've found this helpful and look forward to reading what you think in the comments below.

About the Author

Michael Bridges

I am a self confessed technology geek, and love teaching people new things. I think it is a real shame that so many people carry around such wonderfully capable devices yet do nothing but the basics on them. Computers, laptops tablets and smart phones can do much more than most people know. I would like to guide, reassure and educate people in using their technology to add to their lives I have been playing, yes playing, with technology for as long as I can remember and I still do that today! Admittedly these days with other commitments I do have to watch what I spend as technology can burn a very deep hole and quickly! As my parents will testify, I have always been inquisitive! even if it meant taking something apart to see how it worked. Of course not knowing how to put it back together again! To this day I love learning new things and developing myself as a person. Despite my techy background I remain firmly grounded and talk to people using every day language, unnecessary techno-babble drives me bonkers. This allows me to chat with people with limited knowledge on a subject and help them understand more. By day (and sometimes night) I run a successful local technology support company in Nottingham (UK).

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