Blender is mostly recognised as a free 3-D modeller (with an idiosyncratic interface), but it also functions as a video editor. It's probably the most advanced, and most popular, completely free 3-D modelling software available, so a very useful thing to learn.
- BY-GEN - Generative modelling tool.
- Sprytile - Crocotile 3D-inspired tools for low-poly modelling.
- FaceBuilder - Photogrammetry add-on specifically for faces.
- Level Buddy is a pay-what-you-want CSG-based level modelling plugin.
- Level Builder is a USD$20 plugin for composing levels from different blocks (you have to model the blocks).
- libsm64-blender - Let's you move Mario round your Blender models D:
Warnings / Workarounds
Blender and Godot
Godot doesn't get along so well with Blender's implementation of collada / .DAE files, but you can install the plug-in 'Godot Engine's "Better" Collada exporter for Blender' to get a better export.
I think for current versions of both programs you're better served by just export as GLTF2, see:
There's also a plug-in for exporting to Godot's native scene format:
Godot Game Tools helps with animation and tileset things.
Blender and Unity
Blender and Unity treat models a little differently: The forward direction is X in Blender and Z in Unity >:s
More info., and solutions in the guides section.
- Blender in the guides section of this wiki.
- Blender on Wikipedia.
- Bforartists - A fork of Blender aimed at remedying Blender's often complained about interface, making it more intuitive. It should be noted the the interface for Blender 2.8 has had a big overhaul, and it's pretty neat now!
- UPBGE - Game engine using Blender.
- Armoury3D - Game engine using Blender.