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This is a collection of links to resources that are very helpful when it comes to modding Oblivion.
 
This is a collection of links to resources that are very helpful when it comes to modding Oblivion.
  
=2D Graphics Manipulation=
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=2D graphics manipulation=
  
 
==GIMP==
 
==GIMP==
 
GIMP is free image editing software.
 
GIMP is free image editing software.
  
===Beginner Tutorials===
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===Beginner tutorials===
 
GIMP tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn texturing.
 
GIMP tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn texturing.
  
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* [http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/ Grokking the GIMP] - An online book.
 
* [http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/ Grokking the GIMP] - An online book.
  
===Oblivion-Specific Tutorials===
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===Oblivion-specific tutorials===
 
GIMP tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.
 
GIMP tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.
  
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Contains guides on normal mapping, creating icons, and semi-transparent textures and much much more.
 
Contains guides on normal mapping, creating icons, and semi-transparent textures and much much more.
  
===Non-Oblivion-Specific Tutorials===
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===Non-Oblivion-specific tutorials===
 
GIMP tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.
 
GIMP tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.
  
 
* [http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/ GIMP.org Tutorials]
 
* [http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/ GIMP.org Tutorials]
  
==Adobe Photoshop Tutorials==
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==Adobe Photoshop tutorials==
 
Adobe Photoshop is an expensive but industry standard image editing software.
 
Adobe Photoshop is an expensive but industry standard image editing software.
  
===Beginner Tutorials===
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===Beginner tutorials===
 
Adobe Photoshop tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn texturing.
 
Adobe Photoshop tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn texturing.
  
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* [http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=392677 This thread has 3 pdf files for texturing]. You will find more advanced tutorials if you browse around the sites forums and wiki.
 
* [http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=392677 This thread has 3 pdf files for texturing]. You will find more advanced tutorials if you browse around the sites forums and wiki.
  
===Oblivion-Specific Tutorials===
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===Oblivion-specific tutorials===
 
Adobe Photoshop tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.
 
Adobe Photoshop tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.
  
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* [http://cs.elderscrolls.com/constwiki/index.php/Category:Tutorials|Construction Set Wiki Tutorials]
 
* [http://cs.elderscrolls.com/constwiki/index.php/Category:Tutorials|Construction Set Wiki Tutorials]
  
===Non-Oblivion-Specific Tutorials===
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===Non-Oblivion-specific tutorials===
 
Adobe Photoshop tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.
 
Adobe Photoshop tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.
  
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* [http://www.photoshopguides.com/ Photoshop Guides] (tons of useful tutorials)
 
* [http://www.photoshopguides.com/ Photoshop Guides] (tons of useful tutorials)
  
==Textures Resources==
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==Textures resources==
 
* [http://www.aztextures.com AZtextures] - Free high resolution textures organised in categories.
 
* [http://www.aztextures.com AZtextures] - Free high resolution textures organised in categories.
 
* [http://www.cgtextures.com CGTextures] - 9,300+ Uber-Hi-Res textures.  Categorized very well.  Limitation = 50MB daily quota.
 
* [http://www.cgtextures.com CGTextures] - 9,300+ Uber-Hi-Res textures.  Categorized very well.  Limitation = 50MB daily quota.
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* [http://www.shutterstock.com Shutterstock] - For Sale - Photos.
 
* [http://www.shutterstock.com Shutterstock] - For Sale - Photos.
  
=3D Modeling=
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=3D modeling=
  
 
[http://www.3dlinks.com/ 3DLinks.com] - Massive list of tutorial links to most 3D programs and 2D textures.
 
[http://www.3dlinks.com/ 3DLinks.com] - Massive list of tutorial links to most 3D programs and 2D textures.
  
==3D Modeling Tutorials==
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==3D modeling tutorials==
 
Tutorials about 3D modeling that are not intentionally specific to a particular tool.
 
Tutorials about 3D modeling that are not intentionally specific to a particular tool.
  
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* [http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/tutorials/character/c/real-time-character-modeling-tutorial Real Time Character Modeling Tutorial]
 
* [http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/tutorials/character/c/real-time-character-modeling-tutorial Real Time Character Modeling Tutorial]
  
==Blender 3D Tutorials==
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==Blender 3D tutorials==
  
===Beginner Tutorials===
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===Beginner tutorials===
 
Blender 3D tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn 3D modeling.
 
Blender 3D tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn 3D modeling.
  
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* [http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/28/Learningunits Blender Learning Units by Tufts University]
 
* [http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/28/Learningunits Blender Learning Units by Tufts University]
  
===Oblivion-Specific Tutorials===
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===Oblivion-specific tutorials===
 
Blender 3D tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.
 
Blender 3D tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.
  
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* [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=14325 Growlfs Blender Tutorial - Skinning] (in German but with screenshots)
 
* [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=14325 Growlfs Blender Tutorial - Skinning] (in German but with screenshots)
  
===Non-Oblivion-Specific Tutorials===
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===Non-Oblivion-specific tutorials===
 
Blender 3D tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.
 
Blender 3D tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.
  
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* [http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Unwrapping_a_Mesh Unwrapping a Mesh by Blender.org] - UVMaps
 
* [http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Unwrapping_a_Mesh Unwrapping a Mesh by Blender.org] - UVMaps
  
==3D Studio Max Tutorials==
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==3D Studio Max tutorials==
  
===Beginner Tutorials===
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===Beginner tutorials===
 
3D Studio Max tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn 3D modeling.
 
3D Studio Max tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn 3D modeling.
  
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* [http://www.3dsmaxresources.com/ 3ds Max Tutorials for beginners.]
 
* [http://www.3dsmaxresources.com/ 3ds Max Tutorials for beginners.]
  
===Oblivion-Specific Tutorials===
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===Oblivion-specific tutorials===
 
3D Studio Max tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.
 
3D Studio Max tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.
  
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===Non-Oblivion-Specific Tutorials===
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===Non-Oblivion-specific tutorials===
 
3D Studio Max tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.
 
3D Studio Max tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.
  
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* [http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/3d_studio_max/ another long list of tutorials (check out the subcategories)]
 
* [http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/3d_studio_max/ another long list of tutorials (check out the subcategories)]
  
==Example Models==
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==Example models==
  
 
* [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=19031 Stick Figure Weapons (Blender Files)]
 
* [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=19031 Stick Figure Weapons (Blender Files)]
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* [http://www.the3dstudio.com The 3D Studio] - Some are free, others you buy.
 
* [http://www.the3dstudio.com The 3D Studio] - Some are free, others you buy.
  
=NifSkope Tutorials=
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=NifSkope tutorials=
  
 
* [http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Category:NifSkope Has multiple links to NifSkope documentation and tutorials.]
 
* [http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Category:NifSkope Has multiple links to NifSkope documentation and tutorials.]
 
* [http://tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=11532 Animated Weapons Tutorial by J3X]
 
* [http://tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=11532 Animated Weapons Tutorial by J3X]
* [http://cs.elderscrolls.com/constwiki/index.php/Working_With_Nifs_101_:_An_Introduction Working_With_Nifs_101_:_An_Introduction|Working with Nifs] Series
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* [http://cs.elderscrolls.com/constwiki/index.php/Working_With_Nifs_101_:_An_Introduction Working with Nifs 101] Series
  
=Construction Set Tutorials=
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=Construction set tutorials=
  
 
* [http://cs.elderscrolls.com/constwiki/index.php/Category:Tutorials List of Construction Set Wiki Tutorials]
 
* [http://cs.elderscrolls.com/constwiki/index.php/Category:Tutorials List of Construction Set Wiki Tutorials]
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=Tools=
 
=Tools=
  
Name: '''3D Studio Max'''<br>
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Name: '''3D Studio Max'''<br />
Version: 2011<br>
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Version: 2011<br />
Date: 3/7/2010<br>
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Date: 3/7/2010<br />
Cost: $3,500<br>
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Cost: $3,500<br />
Requirements: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c<br>
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Requirements: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c<br />
Source: [http://www.autodesk.com/3dsmax/ www.autodesk.com/3dsmax/]<br>
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Source: [http://www.autodesk.com/3dsmax/ www.autodesk.com/3dsmax/]<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
3D Modeling software.  From what I hear, it's the bomb-digadie but the learning curve is high due to the complexity.  I'll never know cause I'll probably never afford the pricetag.
 
3D Modeling software.  From what I hear, it's the bomb-digadie but the learning curve is high due to the complexity.  I'll never know cause I'll probably never afford the pricetag.
<br>
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<br />
Name: '''Adobe Photoshop CS5'''<br>
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Name: '''Adobe Photoshop CS5'''<br />
Version: 12.0<br>
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Version: 12.0<br />
Date: 4/12/2010<br>
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Date: 4/12/2010<br />
Cost: $700<br>
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Cost: $700<br />
Source: [http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/ www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/]<br>
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Source: [http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/ www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/]<br />
Associated file extensions: .psd<br>
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Associated file extensions: .psd<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
Professional image-editing software.
 
Professional image-editing software.
<br>
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<br />
Name: '''Blender'''<br>
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Name: '''Blender'''<br />
Version: 2.49b<br>
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Version: 2.49b<br />
Date: 9/3/2009<br>
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Date: 9/3/2009<br />
Cost: Free (Open Source)<br>
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Cost: Free (Open Source)<br />
Compatibility: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Mac OSX, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Irix<br>
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Compatibility: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Mac OSX, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Irix<br />
Source: [http://www.blender.org www.blender.org], [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=12248 TESNexus File Mirror]<br>
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Source: [http://www.blender.org www.blender.org], [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=12248 TESNexus File Mirror]<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
3D Modeling software.  Create models, UV maps, rigging/skinning and animations for Oblivion with the aid of Blender NIF Scripts and PyFFI.
 
3D Modeling software.  Create models, UV maps, rigging/skinning and animations for Oblivion with the aid of Blender NIF Scripts and PyFFI.
<br>
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<br />
Name: '''Bodypaint 3D'''<br>
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Name: '''Bodypaint 3D'''<br />
Version: 12<br>
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Version: 12<br />
Date: 9/1/2010<br>
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Date: 9/1/2010<br />
Cost: $1,000<br>
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Cost: $1,000<br />
Source: [http://www.maxon.net www.maxon.net]<br>
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Source: [http://www.maxon.net www.maxon.net]<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
Paint textures directly on 3D images.
 
Paint textures directly on 3D images.
<br>
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<br />
Name: '''DDS Converter'''<br>
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Name: '''DDS Converter'''<br />
Version: 2.1<br>
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Version: 2.1<br />
Date: 8/13/2004<br>
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Date: 8/13/2004<br />
Cost: Free<br>
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Cost: Free<br />
Source: [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=8698 http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=8698]<br>
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Source: [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=8698 http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=8698]<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
A program to allow you to easily convert to and from DDS easily.<br>
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A program to allow you to easily convert to and from DDS easily.<br />
 
The program supports DDS, TGA, JPG, BMP, PNG and PSD image formats (you can import and export to any of those formats).  
 
The program supports DDS, TGA, JPG, BMP, PNG and PSD image formats (you can import and export to any of those formats).  
<br>
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<br />
Name: '''GIMP'''<br>
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Name: '''GIMP'''<br />
Version: 2.6.10<br>
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Version: 2.6.10<br />
Date: 7/8/2010<br>
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Date: 7/8/2010<br />
Cost: Free (Open Source)<br>
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Cost: Free (Open Source)<br />
Source: [http://www.gimp.org www.gimp.org]<br>
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Source: [http://www.gimp.org www.gimp.org]<br />
Associated file extensions: .gimp?<br>
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Associated file extensions: .gimp?<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
Image-editing software.
 
Image-editing software.
<br>
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<br />
Name: '''NifSkope'''<br>
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Name: '''NifSkope'''<br />
Version: 1.0.22<br>
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Version: 1.0.22<br />
Date: 3/18/2010<br>
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Date: 3/18/2010<br />
Cost: Free (Open Source)<br>
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Cost: Free (Open Source)<br />
Source: [http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/ NifTools]<br>
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Source: [http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/ NifTools]<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
NIFSkope is a graphical program that allows you to open NIF files, view their contents, edit them, and write them back out again.
 
NIFSkope is a graphical program that allows you to open NIF files, view their contents, edit them, and write them back out again.
<br>
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<br />
Name: [[NIBlE]]<br>
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Name: [[NIBlE]]<br />
Version: 0.5 Build 20071220<br>
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Version: 0.5 Build 20071220<br />
Date: 12/20/2007<br>
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Date: 12/20/2007<br />
Cost: Freeware<br>
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Cost: Freeware<br />
Source: [http://www.planetoblivion.de/NIBLEwiki/en/index.php/Main_Page Nible Wiki]<br>
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Source: [http://www.planetoblivion.de/NIBLEwiki/en/index.php/Main_Page Nible Wiki]<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
NIBLE is a graphical interface for NIF-File manipulation, including a Morrowind <--> Oblivion conversion function.
 
NIBLE is a graphical interface for NIF-File manipulation, including a Morrowind <--> Oblivion conversion function.
<br>
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Name: '''Paint Shop Pro'''<br>
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Name: '''Paint Shop Pro'''<br />
Version: 13.0 (X3)<br>
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Version: 13.0 (X3)<br />
Date: 1/25/2010<br>
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Date: 1/25/2010<br />
Cost: $60<br>
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Cost: $60<br />
Source: [http://www.paintshoppro.com www.paintshoppro.com]<br>
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Source: [http://www.paintshoppro.com www.paintshoppro.com]<br />
Associated file extensions: .psp, .pspimage<br>
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Associated file extensions: .psp, .pspimage<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
Professional image-editing software.  Similar functions to Photoshop.<br>
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Professional image-editing software.  Similar functions to Photoshop.<br />
 
NOTE: NVidia Photoshop plugins did not seem to work in version 9.0.  NVidia plugins have been confirmed to work with version 7.0.
 
NOTE: NVidia Photoshop plugins did not seem to work in version 9.0.  NVidia plugins have been confirmed to work with version 7.0.
<br>
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Name: '''Autodesk SoftImage Mod Tool'''<br>
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Name: '''Autodesk SoftImage Mod Tool'''<br />
Version: 2011<br>
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Version: 2011<br />
Date: 4/1/2010<br>
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Date: 4/1/2010<br />
Cost: Free<br>
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Cost: Free<br />
Source: [http://www.softimage.com/products/modtool/ AutoDesk Softimage Mod Tool]<br>
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Source: [http://www.softimage.com/products/modtool/ AutoDesk Softimage Mod Tool]<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
Mod Tool is a 3D modeling and animation package, for non-commercial use, that plugs right into Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express and Valve Half- Life 2.
 
Mod Tool is a 3D modeling and animation package, for non-commercial use, that plugs right into Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express and Valve Half- Life 2.
<br>
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Name: '''ZBrush'''<br>
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Name: '''ZBrush'''<br />
Version: 4.0<br>
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Version: 4.0<br />
Date: 8/9/2010<br>
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Date: 8/9/2010<br />
Cost: $600<br>
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Cost: $600<br />
Source: [http://www.pixologic.com www.pixologic.com]<br>
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Source: [http://www.pixologic.com www.pixologic.com]<br />
Description:<br>
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Description:<br />
 
Paint textures directly on 3D images.
 
Paint textures directly on 3D images.
  
 
=Reference=
 
=Reference=
 
[http://lhammonds.game-host.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=76 LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site]
 
[http://lhammonds.game-host.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=76 LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site]
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[http://cs.elderscrolls.com/constwiki/index.php/Resources_for_3D_Modeling CS Wiki]
 
[http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=579010&st=0 List O Tutorial Links]
 
[http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=579010&st=0 List O Tutorial Links]
  
 
[[Category:Tools]]
 
[[Category:Tools]]
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]
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[[Category:Oblivion]]

Revision as of 17:16, 4 January 2011

Overview

This is a collection of links to resources that are very helpful when it comes to modding Oblivion.

2D graphics manipulation

GIMP

GIMP is free image editing software.

Beginner tutorials

GIMP tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn texturing.

Oblivion-specific tutorials

GIMP tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.

Contains guides on normal mapping, creating icons, and semi-transparent textures and much much more.

Non-Oblivion-specific tutorials

GIMP tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.

Adobe Photoshop tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is an expensive but industry standard image editing software.

Beginner tutorials

Adobe Photoshop tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn texturing.

Oblivion-specific tutorials

Adobe Photoshop tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.

Contains guides on normal mapping, creating icons, and semi-transparent textures and much much more.

Non-Oblivion-specific tutorials

Adobe Photoshop tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.

Textures resources

3D modeling

3DLinks.com - Massive list of tutorial links to most 3D programs and 2D textures.

3D modeling tutorials

Tutorials about 3D modeling that are not intentionally specific to a particular tool.

Blender 3D tutorials

Beginner tutorials

Blender 3D tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn 3D modeling.

Oblivion-specific tutorials

Blender 3D tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.

Non-Oblivion-specific tutorials

Blender 3D tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.

3D Studio Max tutorials

Beginner tutorials

3D Studio Max tutorials geared towards people who are just starting to learn 3D modeling.

Oblivion-specific tutorials

3D Studio Max tutorials that have a specific goal focused on Oblivion.


Non-Oblivion-specific tutorials

3D Studio Max tutorials that are not specific to Oblivion.

Example models

NifSkope tutorials

Construction set tutorials

Miscellaneous

Tools

Name: 3D Studio Max
Version: 2011
Date: 3/7/2010
Cost: $3,500
Requirements: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Source: www.autodesk.com/3dsmax/
Description:
3D Modeling software. From what I hear, it's the bomb-digadie but the learning curve is high due to the complexity. I'll never know cause I'll probably never afford the pricetag.
Name: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Version: 12.0
Date: 4/12/2010
Cost: $700
Source: www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/
Associated file extensions: .psd
Description:
Professional image-editing software.
Name: Blender
Version: 2.49b
Date: 9/3/2009
Cost: Free (Open Source)
Compatibility: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Mac OSX, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Irix
Source: www.blender.org, TESNexus File Mirror
Description:
3D Modeling software. Create models, UV maps, rigging/skinning and animations for Oblivion with the aid of Blender NIF Scripts and PyFFI.
Name: Bodypaint 3D
Version: 12
Date: 9/1/2010
Cost: $1,000
Source: www.maxon.net
Description:
Paint textures directly on 3D images.
Name: DDS Converter
Version: 2.1
Date: 8/13/2004
Cost: Free
Source: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=8698
Description:
A program to allow you to easily convert to and from DDS easily.
The program supports DDS, TGA, JPG, BMP, PNG and PSD image formats (you can import and export to any of those formats).
Name: GIMP
Version: 2.6.10
Date: 7/8/2010
Cost: Free (Open Source)
Source: www.gimp.org
Associated file extensions: .gimp?
Description:
Image-editing software.
Name: NifSkope
Version: 1.0.22
Date: 3/18/2010
Cost: Free (Open Source)
Source: NifTools
Description:
NIFSkope is a graphical program that allows you to open NIF files, view their contents, edit them, and write them back out again.
Name: NIBlE
Version: 0.5 Build 20071220
Date: 12/20/2007
Cost: Freeware
Source: Nible Wiki
Description:
NIBLE is a graphical interface for NIF-File manipulation, including a Morrowind <--> Oblivion conversion function.
Name: Paint Shop Pro
Version: 13.0 (X3)
Date: 1/25/2010
Cost: $60
Source: www.paintshoppro.com
Associated file extensions: .psp, .pspimage
Description:
Professional image-editing software. Similar functions to Photoshop.
NOTE: NVidia Photoshop plugins did not seem to work in version 9.0. NVidia plugins have been confirmed to work with version 7.0.
Name: Autodesk SoftImage Mod Tool
Version: 2011
Date: 4/1/2010
Cost: Free
Source: AutoDesk Softimage Mod Tool
Description:
Mod Tool is a 3D modeling and animation package, for non-commercial use, that plugs right into Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express and Valve Half- Life 2.
Name: ZBrush
Version: 4.0
Date: 8/9/2010
Cost: $600
Source: www.pixologic.com
Description:
Paint textures directly on 3D images.

Reference

LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site CS Wiki List O Tutorial Links