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Blender is available for free and has Neverblender as a supported and more up to date plugin for NWN:EE being developed in tandem with Blender releases and NWN:EE features.

GMax / 3D Studio Max

GMax was used (adn and still is) for NWN development with the help of NWMax plugins. See this tutorial for a download and guide or this plugin page. It is however considered legacy and doesn't support all the NWN:EE features.

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Console CommandParametersDescription and Notes
compileloadedmodels

Compiles all loaded models, including binary

compileloadedasciimodels

Compiles all loaded models, only ASCII.

compilemodel <name>
<name> is a resref name, eg; "mymodel" for "mymodel.mdl"Specific model, will load and unload it for you even if it is not currently loaded
Command Line ParameterParametersDescription and Notes
nwmain.exe compilemodel <name>
<name> is a resref name, eg; "mymodel" for "mymodel.mdl"

Same as the above console command; will compile the model and exit the game immediately

Have the model file somewhere the game can find it - eg the override folder

Blender

Has a newer set of plugins in the form of Neverblender which support newer NWN:EE model things, and can export models using normals if you have two different skinmeshes in one model.

Clean Models EE

This tool can do two major things; it will clean up errors in models and do some work on them and compile them, and now for EE properly decompile the new EE model elements back into usable ASCII: https://neverwintervault.org/project/nwnee/other/tool/clean-modelsee

The older version is still available but is now out of date: https://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/other/cleanmodels3

NWMax for GMax/3D Studio Max

Now quite out of date plugins called "NWMax" "max-exported models use smoothing group, not explicit normals". It contains no updates for NWN:EE.

Blender

Has a newer set of plugins in the form of Neverblender, and can export models using normals if you have two different skinmeshes in one model.

nwnmdlcomp

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nwnmdlcomp

Considered entirely out of date for NWN:EE now, see other options above. It has both compiling and decompiling options, but both do not support the latest NWN:EE features, and crashes decompiling them.

Clean Models 3

This is more of a cleanup and editor of models but fails on newer NWN:EE features and is no longer under direct development, see: https://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/other/cleanmodels3things compiled in the engine. This is used in NWNExplorer still which is why that will crash on newer EE compiled models.

Model Bones Limit

Bone notes. Dem bones. Dem bones. The bone limit has changed throughout NWNs lifetime:

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