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NifSkope 1.1.3 released

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. NifSkope enables you to read and write files that are compatible with these games using an interactive editor.

Changes:
* Fix accidently broken xml for Fallout 3 (contributed by ttl269).
* Qmake getting git hash no longer relies on git executable.
* Code refactor: xml for ui of about form.
* Fix for registry entry proliferation (niftools issue #3584193, reported by neomonkeus).... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2012-11-17

Niflib 0.8.2 released

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. Niflib provides a C++ library to read and write files that are compatible with these games.

Changes:
* Add CPack support for creating source and binary releases.
* Merge parts of figment's branch, from theru's clone. This affects the BSLightingShaderProperty and BSShaderTextureSet API:
- Rename get/set methods to start with Get/Set.
- New BSLightingShaderProperty Get/Set methods.
- Get methods are now const.
- In NiObjectNET, GetSkyrimShaderType is now also const.
* CMake also builds static library, named "niflib_static" to avoid confusion with niflib import lib.
* New skyrimMaterial field, and SkyrimHavokMaterial enum, to separate the different havok material systems.
* API rename: Binormals -> Bitangents.
* Fix bhkCompressedMeshShapeData block order (reported by ttl269).... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2012-10-28

NifSkope 1.1.2

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. NifSkope enables you to read and write files that are compatible with these games using an interactive editor.

Changes:

* When combining material properties, keep original material names as much as possible (reported by koniption).
* Fix display of transformed havok shapes (reported by koniption).
* Skyrim material updates (contributed by ttl269).
* Skyrim body part updates.
* Document sane defaults for Skyrim bhkRigidBody "Unknown 7 Shorts" (reported by ttl296).
* Rename: binormals are now more accurately called bitangents.
* Collada export improvements (contributed by mharj).
* Support node culling by regular expression in collada/obj export (contributed by mharj).
* Fix block order of bhkCompressedMeshShapeData (reported by ttl269).... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2012-10-28

Blender Nif Scripts 2.5.9

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release still targets the blender 24x series, and simply adds a few popular features:

* Import normals if present, for the Blender True Normals patch (requested by kormgar).... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2012-10-26

Niflib 0.8.1

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. Niflib provides a C++ library to read and write files that are compatible with these games.

Changes:
* Release script.
* Compile fixes (contributed by skyfox).
* Fix bug which prevented reading a wide variety of blocks.
* API rename: GetBSProperty, SetBSProperty, GetBSProperties, SetBSProperties.
* DismemberPartitionsFaces is now a vector of unsigned integers.... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2012-10-02

NifSkope 1.1.1

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. NifSkope enables you to read and write files that are compatible with these games using an interactive editor.

Changes:
* Fix unsigned int enum issue.

Download nifskope here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/niftools/files/nifskope/

For more documentation and help, visit the wiki or the forum:... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2012-10-01

NifSkope 1.1.0

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. NifSkope enables you to read and write files that are compatible with these games using an interactive editor.

Changes:
* Collada export fixes for Skyrim and Blender (contributed by mharj).
* Various small bug fixes in the xml.
* Fix uv editor for Skyrim nifs.

Download nifskope here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/niftools/files/nifskope/... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2012-09-18

NifSkope 1.1.0c8

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. NifSkope enables you to read and write files that are compatible with these games using an interactive editor.

Download nifskope here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/niftools/files/nifskope/

Changes:
* Collada export (contributed by mharj).
* Mac compile fixes.
* Hierarchy fix for BSShaderProperty and derived blocks.
* Hierarchy fix for NiParticlesData and derived blocks.
* Support for Qt 4.8.
* Qhull update.
* Material fix for pack strips spell (issue #3413668).
* Fix for property attach spell for Skyrim (issue #3451054).
* Fix for resource files that could not be removed (issue #3452880).
* Fix for node names in ControllerLink blocks (issue #3453556).
* Add: protective check to increase robustness
* Fix: fixed #3525690 NifSkope Crash: MoppBvTree Triangles
* Fix: blocked invalid memory access when "triangles" is empty
* Fix: stopped triangle reordering on .obj import into "FO:NV" "NiTriShape"
* nif.xml: bhkCompressedMeshShape: merged "skyfox", "ttl296" and probably other peoples work... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2012-09-10

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.8

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release fixes a few small bugs with collision exports.

You can grab the latest version of the scripts here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/niftools/files/blender_nif_scripts/... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2011-10-30

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.7

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release fixes various minor issues, including improved havok constraint and bounding box support. Special thanks go to Ghostwalker71, Koniption, and neomonkeus for their help with this release.... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2011-03-26

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.6

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release features bugfixes for empty bone references in skins, animation export, multimaterial mopps, and improved support for Bully SE and Divinity 2 nifs. Check the changelog for full details.... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2011-02-05

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.5

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

The scripts have been updated for PyFFI 2.1.5, yielding a speed-up of about 8%. Some small bugs have been fixed as well.

You can grab the latest version of the scripts here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/niftools/files/blender_nif_scripts/... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2010-07-18

niftools plugin for 3dsmax 2011 64 bit

We extend our sincerest thanks to jhend60, who has kindly compiled the niftools plugin for 3dsmax 2011 64 bit.

http://niftools.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2687&p=19321

You can download it here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/niftools/files/max_plugins/

Enjoy!
Amorilia

Posted by Amorilia 2010-06-19

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.4

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

In this release, a few critical bugs have been fixed in bone priority and bow exports for Oblivion (special thanks to Kilza and LHammonds!).

You can grab the latest version of the scripts here:... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2010-03-28

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.3

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release features support for NiLODNodes, new controllers (material color, visibility), NiBSAnimationNode export for Morrowind, and various bugfixes

You can grab the latest version of the scripts here:... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2010-03-19

NifSkope 1.0.22 released

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. NifSkope enables you to read and write files that are compatible with these games using an interactive editor.

changes since 1.0.21:
* updated to Qt 4.5.3
* added support for NiPersistentSrcTextureRendererData textures (alternate
form of NiPixelData)
* allow hexadecimal values in nif.xml enumeration options
* added "String Palette->Replace Entries" spell for NiSequence blocks, and
"Animation->Edit String Palettes" helper
* fixed display of Fallout 3 morph animations (NiGeomMorpherController)
* support reading nifs which use the JMI extension and header
* added "Node->Attach Parent Node" (suggested by vurt2)
* fix display of multiple decal textures (reported by Axel) - note that the
number of texture units in your graphics card may limit how many textures
can be displayed simultaneously
* UV editor:
- added coordinate set selection / duplication to context menu
- added rotation and scaling / translation of selected vertices to context
menu with respective shortcuts (suggested by psymoniser and snowfox)
- increased maximum zoom level, reworked grid lines and cursors
* updated BSXFlags bit descriptions
* re-add NiPixelData texture import ("Texture->Embed" spell)
* load .texcache (Empire Earth II / III external NiPixelData files) and allow
direct texture export; installer also registers .texcache and .pcpatch
(unknown 8-bit 1-dimensional textures?) extensions
* added "Havok->Create Convex Shape" using Qhull and old code by wz... read more

Posted by Alphax 2010-03-18

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.2

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release fixes plenty of bugs, and has a few new features, including limiting bone influences in the weight squash script (helps detecting clipping), alpha channel display in the 3d view, Fallout 3 interpolator fixes, havok fixes, animation improvements, and experimental Empire Earth II import and export.... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2010-02-20

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.1

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release features Morrowind bounding box import and export, havok property import and export (via Blender properties), bug fixes for animations, Fallout 3 shape keys, improved installer for 64 bit systems, and initial support for Atlantica and Howling Sword Online. The scripts have also been updated for PyFFI 2.1.0, paving the way for py3k, and hence, eventually at some point in the future, Blender 2.5.... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2010-01-10

Blender NIF Scripts 2.5.0

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release adds two big new features: fully functional morph import and export for Oblivion and Fallout 3 via Blender's relative shape keys, which means that for instance custom bows can now be created, and experimental egm import and export along with a morph copy script, which means that you can now produce fully egm conformulated nifs straight from Blender (tri import and export will be implemented in a future release), and you can check, preview, and manually tweak the resulting conformulation in Blender.... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2009-11-22

Blender NIF Scripts 2.4.12

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This release features Zoo Tycoon 2 .kf export, animation export improvements (animation sequence name, Oblivion OL_ANIM_STATIC objects, XYZ rotations for object animations), and fixes various minor bugs (see changelog for details). Particular thanks go to PacificMorrowind and Artorp for suggesting and contributing improvements.... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2009-10-23

NifSkope 1.0.21 released

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. NifSkope enables you to read and write files that are compatible with these games using an interactive editor.

changes since 1.0.20:
* added support for displaying 8-bit palettised DDS textures
* added variable mipmap filtering display for NiTexturingProperty
* added "Mesh->Flip Faces" spell
* added "Texture->Add Flip Controller", "Texture->Edit Flip Controller"
spells
* added support for reading NeoSteam headers
* "Combine Properties" spell will not combine properties that inherit
BSShaderProperty since they need to be unique (reported by Saiden)
* fixed A -> B spell for bhkHingeConstraint (issue #2835485 reported by
nexekho)
* selection highligting fixes for bhkPackedNiTriStripsShape (triangles and
normals)
* added support for KrazyRain and Zorsis blocks (control characters etc.)
* synced block order algorithm with pyffi (fixes the "falling signs" bug in
Oblivion)
* allow UV editing of meshes without a base texture... read more

Posted by Alphax 2009-10-08

Blender NIF Scripts 2.4.10 released

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

The windows installer updated for Python 2.6 and PyFFI 2.0.1, besides some other minor enhancements (see changelog for details).

You can grab the latest version of the scripts here:... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2009-07-22

Blender NIF Scripts 2.4.9 released

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This is a bugfix release, with minor improvements to animation import and export for Morrowind (thanks to arcimaestro for reporting these bugs!). See changelog for details.... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2009-06-20

NifSkope 1.0.20 released

NifTools aims to enable users to create and edit 3D models stored in the NetImmerse File Format, which is used in several popular games based on the NetImmerse/Gamebryo game engine such as Morrowind, DAoC, Freedom Force, Zoo Tycoon 2, Civ4, Oblivion and Fallout 3.

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Civilization IV, Fallout 3, and many more. Nifskope enables you to read and write files that are compatible with these games using an interactive editor. ... read more

Posted by Alphax 2009-06-07

Blender NIF Scripts 2.4.8 released

NIF is a popular file format used by 3D games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Civilization IV, and many more. The Blender NIF scripts enable you to read and write files that are compatible with these games in Blender.

This is just a quick bugfix release, fixing an issue with the hull script.

You can grab the latest version of the scripts here:

https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=149157&package_id=166219... read more

Posted by Amorilia 2009-06-03