Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SCS Blender Tools - Trailer Export Supported

Today we'd like to announce release of the second iteration of SCS Blender Tools.



The highlight of today's release is the support for exporting semi-trailer models from Blender to Euro Truck simulator 2. This new functionality should add to the growing roster of already supported models.

Here's is the full list of changes in the new version of SCS Blender Tools:
  • New and better visualization of SCS materials based on Blender nodes system
  • "Look" system implementation (The "look" is our internal name for what people usually call "skins")
  • Lamp Tools - lamp material preview and helper tool for positioning UV mappings
  • Wrap Tool - vertex colors wrapping
  • Collision Locators support
Other improvements like:
  • SCS Project Base path can be changed in import screen too
  • SCS Root Object is better visualized to make it clearly visible how it is positioned and which axis points where
  • Vertex Colors range adopted to pipeline (0.5 is neutral; what is more will be brighter in game; what is less will be darker in game)
  • Added export success info if there are no errors or warnings during export

SCS Blender Tools are still undergoing focused development, as new features are going to be added, and we hope that the package will find increasing adoption in the mod making community.

To help you get up to speed easier, we are releasing a new SCS Blender Tools tutorial in three parts. It is the beginning of a planned future series on SCS Blender Tools. The voice you will hear in the videos is SCS Software's SCS Blender Tools guru and an avid mod maker 50keda.

This tutorial's goal is to lead you through the full export pipeline using SCS Blender Tools. As a case  study, we used fairly sophisticated model of truck wheels as an example. We hope that you will enjoy it, and please let us know which kind of topics you would like us to cover in future tutorials.




You can download the latest version of SCS Blender Tools on its GitHub download page and try to get further help using the following links:

To Get You Started

GitHub Wiki


Wiki is probably the most important place for SCS Blender Tools knowledge base. There you will find the steps you need to take to begin using the tools. You can also find the download links for SCS Blender Tools. And there is even all the source code of the tools, right in the open, which could be quite interesting for the coders out there:

https://github.com/SCSSoftware/BlenderTools/wiki

Forum


We have created a special forum branch, dedicated exclusively to the SCS Blender Tools. If you feel you found a bug in the tools, or want to ask something about them, or share your knowledge with the other people just getting started - this is the place to be. We will be monitoring the forums and hopefully providing some guidance, but again, we do not expect to be able to respond to everybody and to every cry for help.

http://forum.scssoft.com/viewforum.php?f=159

ETS2 web, mod page


In case you forget all the links above you can always start with the modding section of the Euro Truck Simulator 2 web page. The links there should guide you not just to SCS Blender Tools but also to all modding guidelines paramount for successful mod creation.

http://www.eurotrucksimulator2.com/mod_tools.php

We encourage you to import and check all the models on your own. Now all you need to start is a bit of knowledge of Blender!

58 comments:

  1. Who is the Mercedes Actros ? :(

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    1. i have a closed beta tester friend who says it will be out on public beta in about a week

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    2. Your english is shite, mate :P

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    3. LOL !!! In that spirit...Where is the last week?

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    4. Emanuel K, English - proper nouns start with a capital letter. You made an exclamation, so there should be an exclamation mark after mate. Your English is not much better!

      Dome Lp is probably writing in their non-native language, what's your excuse?

      ETS2 is a global game and native English speaking is not a mandatory requirement. Show a little respect to people who at least make an effort, and learn correct English while you're at it. :P

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  2. umm that's nice. I was hoping for an update on the progress of 1.18. but still nice work

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  4. Dear SCS, did You ever learn if you say something, you should do that?!
    Or you only can speak about it, but not working?!

    Again: We have a lot of emotions, you gave us a great peace of road (DLC Scandinavia), and what next? Actros MP4?, Actualization 1.18?
    No! Bulshited blender crap for nobody! Thank you!

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    1. Well if modding community is nobody for you, then I can hardly argue with you.

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    2. Here's an idea SCS. How about you just create the game, instead of giving us the tools to do it ourself? Though I will admit. Doing it ourself.... would likely be faster.

      Screw the blender tools.

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    3. I never moded this type of games because:
      1. Every modded addon can be made by producer.
      2. Amatoures addons reduce a playable of game
      3. Most od this addons don't workfull with game engine
      4. Keep developer's mind in the belief that they can do nothing, because players/modders do garbage work for them...

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    4. I know i've been a little hard on the game here in my last few posts.... and SCS as well. But i'm not trying to put the game down (or SCS). I like the game... which is why i'm so frustrated. I see a constant flow of ideas from people, like myself, trying to offer SCS ways of improving the game. But.... its like our voices are going in one ear .. and out the other. It literally feels like we have been talking for nothing these past couple years.

      If SCS can't implement seasons in the game for whatever reason... just say so. Lets us move on then. If SCS isn't going to give us the ability to purchase our own trailers, or the ability to customize our own garages, etc, etc.... then just tell us that already so, I for one, can finally shut up about it.

      But instead of acknowledgement.... we get blender tools so we can build the game ourselves. Well perfect.

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    5. I personaly wont be using this blender thing, but i do know the hole modding comunity will be, and for those this will be realy usefull. SCS is just trying to help their comunity by making things easier, and possible to make better quality mods.

      And just cause they posted one post about this, dosent mean they pasued the final tesing/coding of the new 1.18 and the actros, ever heard about multitasking? SCS is doing more things at ones, so be patient and wait. Tired to see ungreatfull kids like you here.

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    6. @matpol.... (Tried of see ungreatfull kids like you here)

      Really??? You are tired of that are you??? Well isn't that just too freakin bad for you....

      I purchased the right to share my opinion. And I have the digital receipts for the ETS2 base game, the Going East DLC, and the Scandinavia DLC ... to prove it.

      As for being "ungrateful"... let me also explain to you that it will be a cold day in hell before I "thank" you, or anyone else... for doing the job you/they are paid to do. In fact... you can consider my money spent on your product... as my way of saying thank you.

      This is what you call... a business transaction. SCS and I are not friends. We are, at best, business individuals, connected together via a business transaction. If SCS wants to continue our business relationship. Then they and I need to maintain a business compromise.... which may not involve my unlimited patients.... despite your interests to the contrary.

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    7. It's simple, you're a fan and/or a modder? So than this quite a very nice news for you and for the (vast) community of modders; Don't care a thing about modding and Blender? Well, make something else, like play something else if you have so much time to waste, or getting a life...

      For those who complain that the updates that SCS continues to develop FOR FREE to improve the game: They have NO OBLIGATION to do so, NO BUSINNES TRANSACTION OR CONTRACT about improving the game, they could stop by today if they want, and that's what who complaining deserves; the game is quite old, it already works well, and that's all they have to guarantee to us; If you have so much time to waste complaining of their work do something else, play other stuff, work, get a life. Sorry for my english.

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    8. @MidnightRider... well isn't that the pot calling the kettle black. You seem to have time to complain about my complaint so... how about we both share in your really great advice?

      And yes... lol. That'll teach us... stop giving us stuff. That plan may sound great in your head.... but in mine... I prefer to believe that SCS needs "us" a hell of alot more than we need "them".

      Lastly, I don't recall asking for anything FREE. I do however recall mentioning the money i've spent so far. Either SCS is interested in getting more of my money.... or they're not.

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    9. You've actually just proved the point. You have purchased ETS2, Going East and Scandinavia. That is the end of your business relationship. If you're not happy with the product's you purchased then that is down to you to resolve that with the distributor. SCS are under no contractual obligation to do anything more so the fact that they do so much, new (free) truck models, tools to help modders, weather updates etc should be seen as a bonus not moaned about because they haven't responed to implementing seasons.
      I'm not saying that everything has to be nicey nicey but it would be good if people on this blog could show a bit of appreciation for what SCS do instead of whinging about what SCS hasn't done.

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    10. dude you got no point on what you say
      scs made a nice map dlc
      they are about to release a new truck
      they improved the game engine (something we never actually see by other companies)
      they add new things to the game
      AND YES THEY HELP THE COMMUNITY MAKE MODS TO MAKE THE GAME AS THEY WANT
      the game doesnt even have real companies but gives me and everyone else the ability to put them if we want (dont say they should have real companies and stuff it aint that easy)
      they give me the ability to customize my truck and make it the way i would like it (mods)
      now why you keep complaining? you can already have the actros you want, and you will have it by the game on some days/weeks too
      just let them do their job
      you know adding a thing on the game might create bugs and it is not easy at all to remove bugs
      you are not making a game to know what happens behind the case of your PC
      it is not doing nothing by itself
      everything is created by people to work as people want it
      this takes time

      complaining wont really help them work faster but will just waste them time
      keep your good work scs
      dont listen to these people that just complain for everything

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    11. @Wrighty.... Let me explain in a different way....

      I am commenting in respect to the "Going Concern" principle... understood by people who studied accounting. The "Going Concern" principle simple states that... a business entity is registered, and expected, to continue business relationships with its customers, clients, investors, etc. until otherwise publically explained.

      I don't recall publically explaining to us, their customers, that they will be, or are, ceasing business transactions. Therefore, it is understood by me, as explained by the principles of accounting, that SCS is continueing business.

      Being such, I am taking the time to offer SCS the opportunity to continue our business relationship, by simply explaining that yes, I really do like the work you've done so far, but, my frustration pertains to the work that "isn't" being done. Lets work out a compromise so that you can continue selling me your product.

      This isn't about attacking SCS or the game. This is about me being a customer with interests in an on-going product.. of which, I have already invested in.

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    12. I swear to god, if you dont stop talking this crap XWJ, then i will look for you....i will find u. And i will kill you.
      You and your useless post gave the whole modding community (me included) another reason to let off of our hobby.
      You are ungrateful as fuck. And sorry for the strong language hear, but shit like this grinds my gears.
      WE are doing this for our selfs and for others. To feel good about an awesome mod we made or just to hear the grateful part of this community saying "Thank you" by writing pm's, using our mods and stuff.
      If you cant mod, fine, thats your business. But dont put SCS down for making us modders easier and FREE access to modding tools, since Zmodeler 3 actually costs money.

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    13. @Emanuel K. - That post gave me a cancer :P

      P.S: Good luck to find me, useless hobby man!

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    14. Blablabla Blender, blablabla, modders. And SCS still did'nt keept promises give by themself.

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    15. I wouldn't imagine such a tame game - both online and single player - could have such a toxic subset of members.

      I have no idea what shortcomings the game XWJ feels exist and I'm not sure I'm bothered to find out - but real life death threats is over the top for whatever reason.

      The greatest invention since the internet has been the block command - if there isn't then ask yourself - "Am I contributing to the discussion in any positive way?" before pressing the Publish button.

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  5. when do you make loading of trailer possible where we can see the trailer is loading by mens or machines

    you can start with one trailer and from time to time complete the trailer with loading

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    1. that might even require rework on the game running engine
      i personally like what a i see from this company
      small team making things big companies cant do
      we could stop asking for everything for a little

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    1. i have a beta tester friend
      as far as i know it will be out on public beta in a week or so

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  7. WOW That's nice!! :D
    So the next big step should be steam workshop!!, right now all the "mods" thing is still a little messy for thee average player :/

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    1. What's a little messy? Downloading a mod and put it into your mod folder?

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    2. i have a closed beta tester friend
      as far as i know it will be out on public beta in a week or so

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  9. when do you make loading of trailer possible where we can see the trailer is loading by mens or machines

    you can start with one trailer and from time to time complete the trailer with loading

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  10. Release fucking 1.18 you promised almost a week ago , wankers

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    1. They didn't promise any release date. They said after Scandinavia DLC. Only 5 days passed since Scandinavia DLC released.

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    2. Akula, just because you dont have a hobby and counting seconds to the Beta release, at least it dows fell so, dont hate SCS. They said they'll launch an Open Beta after the DLC. Be patient, my friend. And due to the fact i see tons of footage of SCS' Actros on Youtube, Beta Release cant be far away.

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    3. SCS said ''immediately after Scandinavia release''. For me word 'immediately' means few days at most.

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    4. there's always Akula with dogs abuse! get a grip and respect the fact they still improve the game, they can't see into the future and expect everything to work first time. YES your annoyed with the fact the mp4 hasn't been released but guess what??? your NOT the only one. but swearing at them isn't going to make them work any faster is it? we're all waiting for the mp4, the blender may not be for everyone but at least SCS consider all users and players of their masterpiece of a simulator.

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    5. Yep...here is Akula again at his best...being disrespectful piece of shit, and a massive troll. Well done mate !

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  11. SCS want you don't get that we are tired of playing this ETS 2 GAME for all this years Why you making us suffer we want the release of a new game AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATOR WE DON'T CARE ANY MORE IF IS THE COPY OF ETS 2 scs and release AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATOR and FOR THE REAL TRUCKS NAMES NAME THE TRUCKS LIKE THE KENWORTH ---> KING HAULER THE PETERBILT ---> PURE POWER THE FREIGHTLINER ----> FREIGHT TRAIN you did it before with 18 wheels of steel hauling 18 wheels of steel hauling long haul extreme trukers we don't care for the real names of the trucks release the game and don't give us lies and wen you get the license and then update the game and everybody will be happily ever after ok ;)

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    1. Please do not include me in your 'we' reference from your opening sentence above.

      I've been playing this since very early days and I make my own fun with this game/sim. Whilst your comment is valid for you, be careful not to speak for others from whom you have not been given authority do so.

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    2. Holy crap. Yes, this individual MUST want ATS, because they certainly speak the redneck language well. Dramatic, hard to understand, and violent as hell. Posts like this make me completely ashamed to be an American.

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  12. Ok......and where is Mercedes? Where?

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  14. I can't believe some of the comments made here (and to be honest, they are made with every article SCS writes). Why do people have so much hate and frustration towards SCS and/or ETS2? When you buy a game, it is sold to you as it is. Then it's fair to expect some patches to fix bug or enhance the experience, but that's about all you can ask for. Now even after more then 2 years, SCS still releases patches to fixs bugs, improve the game and DLC's to expand the gaming world. Even with the blender tool is released by them for free and for those who want to create mods. But all they get from some people is hate. Just stay calm, they will release a beta for 1.18 as they promised recently. They will release ATS at some point too, but there's a different part of their team working on that, so no need to start moaning about it, when an article about ETS2 is written.

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    1. Well said mate!!!! Getting fed up with idiots on here that have no idea whAt goes into making a sim.....not too say a bug free one too.....I dont come across many bugs in Ets2.

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  15. The Mercedes is delayed for another 4 weeks.

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    2. I hope it's a joke, but, if we remeber DAF E6 case ( DAF E6 was realse 2 months after scheduled term), in Actros case it'll be unfortunately possible. :-/

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  16. I myself won't use the mod-tools (I just don't make mods), but I really like them, since mod-authors can make more awesome stuff with this (I hope) :D

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  17. SCS, could you let your beta testers and trailer modelers take another look at the trailers? I've noticed since a few months, trailer bodywork near the kingpin kept growing closer to the ground, and I already feared it wouldn't stop just there. Fears just got proven: I now actually can NOT attach a trailer (empty pallets curtain trailer Konstnorr in Vasteras). My Scania doesn't fit underneath it and I have no other trucks to drive because my other drivers have em. Either the ground of the yard is messed up or the trailer is modelled too low (or the scania's plate too far up) but this is a pretty serious thing for a game that's about hauling trailers ;)

    Would be nice if you could take a look.

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  18. Will we ever get double trailer support? And not the multiplayer mods one. Us aussies need something we can use and i know we aren't going to get a dedicated Australian game so at least give us the option to use this .

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  19. Thank you, SCS. I lvoe modding for this game because I can create my own individual companies and environment, making your game seem much more personalized to me. I was always a huge fan of Blender2SCS . . . now we have officially supported tools coming out and that's even more awesome!!!

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  20. excuse me scs for my comments but all me and Jack Wall May 13, 2015 at 4:01 PM Wall and the rest of the world is the release of ATS this people wants to make my comments to sound rude) if your having problems with the names of the trucks all I say it's to change the names wen if you get the license for the names of the trucks then you can update ATS thanks for giving us a 10 out of 10 game ets2 SCS

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