Blender NewDark Toolkit

Blender NewDark Toolkit

Blender NewDark Toolkit is an add-on that enhances Blender’s capabilities by allowing it to export .bin files, which are used for Dark Engine objects and AI meshes, and import .e files, a plain text format developed for object conversion. The toolkit is an update to Telliamed’s Blender Toolkit and includes adaptations from Elendir’s Dark Exporter 2 add-on.

Key features:

  • .e File Import: Enables the import of .e files into Blender, facilitating the use of intermediate formats for object conversion.
  • .bin File Export: Allows for the export of .bin files for objects, utilizing the external program BSP.exe.
  • AI Mesh Export: Supports the export of .bin and .cal files for AI meshes, requiring MeshBld.exe and MeshUp.exe for the process.
  • Texture Handling: Provides options for copying object textures to the /txt16 folder with conditions and exceptions.
  • Material Properties Panel: Includes a panel in the Materials tab that displays material settings supported by the Dark Engine.