Utilities and Tutorials
3D Modeling Software
Texture Tool - DXTC texture compression plugin for Adobe Photoshop that allows you to open and save .dds files in RGB format. It reads and writes .dds files.
- is a stand-alone texture mapping utility for the creation and modification of UV coordinates for n-sided polygonal 3D models.
Commercial, but has free demo.
Library - mainly free textures
Converting Landsat2Orbiter Tutorial
- by peaceman
Generators & Base Construction
- A free and simple way to make surface meshes that save to anim8tor
- Terrain generation for Anim8tor.
Builder - By Stefano Adriani (AVSIM Registration Required)
grid Tool - by c3po. Just a simple grid that helps placing objects on a base.
Splitter For Orbiter - A simple program, that splits one big image to parts, and names them using orbiter surface tiles naming convention. It will save time when creating a bases with many surface tiles.
Generator - Worth a look. Don't know if its of
any use for Orbiter though.
Getting Your Model Into
0.1 beta - by Juan J. Luna. Its purpose is to make dynamic scenarios, buildings, stations,
etc. It allows you to make movable vessel parts with attached vessels, and
1.1 - by artlav. Features Landable terrain meshes, planets & asteroids meshes and multi-level structures.
- Unit Conversion Tool
Performance Calculator - by SimonPro
Other Modeling Software