Peugeot 207

Peugeot 207

My first 3D model using Blender.

Blender is an open source 3D modeller and it's pretty good. Maybe not as good as 3D Studio Max, but then it doesn't cost $2,000.

Blender can export models as fbx files, these can be used by XNA studio for making games on the XBox 360 and PC. I had a few problems with the file it exported however, the path to the texture files was messed up. I had to go in and fix the file by hand.

In case you're interested in how this is done, you need to get hold of the blueprints first for the car you are modelling, then set these to the background for the side, top, and front views.

Download Peugeot-207-blueprint-lg.jpg

All you do next is trace around the image, and you're done. Well, maybe it's not quite so easy, because there's a lot of things you can't see from the blueprints, and you need a fair amount of patience and concentration.



Download 207.blend