• Friday , 29 May 2020

Blender to Skyrim Custom Weapon Tutorial – BlazeLeeDragon

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This is my tutorial that teaches you how to take your modeled, uvunwraped, textured weapon and put it into skyrim using just blender and nifskope.

I am using Blender 2.71 here.

You need the following:
blender: http://www.blender.org/
nifskope: http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/NifSkope
FO3 Archive Utility: http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/34/?


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  1. SqualidsargeStudios
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    is there a way to add 3ds import on nifskope? like it doesn't have it. it only has an obj import and export.

  2. Glampkoo
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    How would I edit an already existing mesh in blender?

  3. JamesWhiteLXXXIX
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    This helped me alot thank you so much mr dragon

  4. Draco de Anglicus
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    fixed that, now i've got a lighting problem on a column. It's got textures on it, but for some reason they aren't showing right…

  5. Draco de Anglicus
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Is there any way to bypass the 3Ds step?

  6. Draco de Anglicus
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    I’ve tried exporting an obj file into blender and nothing’s come up. Help, please, anyone?

  7. sillyninja65
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    alternatavly you could press the follower and click your file

  8. Sialyan YT
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    nif scope wont let me import the 3ds

  9. Butthe4d
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    I have a question. I allready design a sword quite a while back in blender now I want to try to import it into skyrim but I never set a texture for the blade just created a metal material in cycles. Is there a way to create a metal material or do I have make a texture?

  10. Corvus A. Bray
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    I have a link to the Nifscope page, http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/NifSkope . What is the name of the file I need to work with the tools in this video only. Blender 2.71 and the FO3 AU. Please say the sub heading and name.

  11. geraintwd
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    OK so I've got as far as exporting my .3ds from Blender v2.79 and importing it into Nifskope (I'm using v1.2.0 Alpha 2 – the new version has the Import option disabled). I deleted the blood effects, just like you did around 13:50 and then highlighted the name of the sword (OrcishGreatsword in my case, as it's a closer fit to what I'm creating). When I go to import .3ds, it lets me select the file to import from but when I click it, absolutely nothing happens. The name of the weapon is still OrcishGreatsword and the model in the 3D view is still the Orcish Greatsword. Any ideas what I might have done wrong? Maybe something I need to do with my mesh in Blender before exporting? I have already triangulated it. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

  12. DarkSyner 76
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    I’m having a problem, i’m working on nifskope from a macbook, for the most part it works, but when i try importing a .3ds file my mac says nifskope isn’t responding. Any thoughts?

  13. infernalone666
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    the new version of nifskope can't export dae files

  14. Alex Gun
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    …all I needed was to make a triangle half-floor piece….
    ..now I know basics in 3d modeling..:)

  15. Bleeiz G
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Hey. Please explain to me few things. If I rename and replace one nif. with another it should show different mesh in Skyrim right ? I had luck with replacing gloves for gloves or head for mask but in other cases it just appear invisible. Lets say I have a character preset mod with just nice default head. It works as a preset but if i just simply replace it for some head armor its invisible. nif. is just simple mesh format supporting armatures, textures and shaders. So basically nif. is nif. Esp. files manage data and load nifs. nifs load textures etc. How am I eable to know which mesh can be used for head armor if i checked this head mesh/preset mod is just a different shape of f.e helm for me. Esp. give you a possibility to change item type (boots etc.) but its just irrelevant… Another thing, my imported files never appear in the game even if i set up everything just like in the video.

  16. Oby 1
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    NOOOO, in Blender, after scaling, hit Ctr+A, apply scale and location. 🙂

  17. Shaun Boundy
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Ah yes a UV work around thanks!

  18. Airox Avoras
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Okay, so I got the UV's and all that working. It's in the game and 1) super shiny, 2) the Normal map isn't working, the model is still showing the low-poly version. I have my Normal map in the Texture folder next to the Texture Map so idk if that would affect it. I have the path to the folder in Nifskope correct and everything. Btw, to fix the UV problem I right clicked the NiTriShapeData>Mesh>Flip UV's, it fixed the UV being messed up in the preview window in the CK.

  19. Airox Avoras
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Okay, so I got it into the creation kit, and when I change the 1stperson nif to my sword, the UV's are fucked for some reason. Would I need to rotate them?

  20. Airox Avoras
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Oh my fuck, after 8 TRILLION FUCKING YEARS I finally got it into NIFSKOPE!!!

  21. Airox Avoras
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Okay, im gonna try this again. My first question is, is there a difference between Bethesda Art Files and the Nif files? Because all my meshes come up as Bethesda Art Files. I may need a Nif formatted sword model. If you have one, you can email me at DIVINExxAVENGER@gmail.com

  22. TVR26
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Thanks so much this still works in 2017

  23. Hyperborean Son
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    I can't open nifskope at all. I get a "nifskope has crashed" message as soon as I double click.

  24. Ross the goth
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    please make shoa kahn's hammer for xbox one

  25. Craze The 2nd
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Can you put time stamps on this video? I need to find a specific step that applies to me.

  26. Airox Avoras
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Okay so, Ive made it to the .3DS File part and I need to import it into Nifskope. Everytime I do it crashes immediately.

  27. Airox Avoras
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Could someone send me the NIF file for an iron sword or something? I keep trying this but when I extract I get Bethesda Art Files. BAF. I can import to Nifskope but when I export the Trishader bullshit to .OBJ it wont appear in Blender. I need help :/

  28. Eternal Warmth
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Thank you for this tutorial! Almost everything went well.
    My current issue is that my greatsword remains on my back when I draw it in 3rd person, but works fine in 1st person. Does anyone know why this might be?

  29. Eternal Warmth
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    When I import the obj to Blender, I do not see it anywhere in the 3d view. Do you know how to fix this?

  30. Sir Lensy
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    12:58 or you could hit "r" then "(the axis you want, here it's x)" then "90" and it will be perfectly flat

  31. A. H.
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    quick question. My weapon when a normal weapon is perfect. But when doing bound weapons I end up with the weapon being on the floor between my characters legs. (although when I attack the range is right and attacks as if equiped, but the weapon itself remains stationary between the legs).

    How do I fix that?


  32. A. H.
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    I have a problem. I export the entire scene in Nifskope as an Obj. But when I try opening the Obj in Blender it says that it's there in the sidebar showing everything in a scene. But I don't actually have the ring in Blender showing up.

    What am I doing wrong? Since really the only thing different that I did from what you did is that I haven't made anything yet (was waiting to get the obj from Nif. To see what size I have to work with as a reference.).

  33. Stuart Austin
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Hello. Just found this tutorial and after watching it, I find that it is what I've been looking for. I'm using Max 2012 but everything after using Blender (yours) where it starts as nif is what I'm interested in but the problem I'm having is the text in the video is degradable (can't tell what it reads) (basically the ones in your windows explorer). Do you by any chance have a better video where the text is better readable? I've tried changing the video settings but theres no improvement. Thanks. Stu

  34. GalacticNipple
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    i've got a little problem with exporting the .nif file or rather, importing it, using the ebony dagger nif thingo when i import it into blender it's only the dagger mesh and not anything to do with scabbards or blood splatters. do i need to import those separately or?

  35. js100serch
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    I'm working with the dwarven sword and the file doesn't have the blood and the scabbard. what do I do?

  36. Atomikuarian
    August 27, 2018 at 22:49

    Thank you so much! I have been searching too long for a tutorial to help me with my issues. Now my sword is working in Skyrim properly! Thank you 100 times!!!!!

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