The aim is to get a .obj model, made of triangles, with a diffuse texture that will be applied by UVMap.
Creating a texture with specular requires to create a black & white file for the texture that will be used as an application layer, and another file for the specular effect that will be multiplied by this layer to get the brightness effect. Explanations about this way to add a specular effect are provided here. It is also possible to manage the application of a texture or another among choices for a same object/creature using Datasheets, if a specific propriety of the Nel materials is used: multi-texturing.
Creating the model and applying a simple diffuse and UVmapped texture.
Caution: Remember to use metric units in Blender, so that you get the proper size for you final object. It seems to match with the result in Nel if nothing is changed during the various exports.
Caution: X, Y and Z axes are used only with reference to the hand holding the object. Take care of having them correctly placed so that the object will be held properly. It seems that these axes’ orientation can be changed with the Datasheet of the object but, a priori, with a simple object, of dagger type (provided with Ryzom Core), here is what we get:
Seemingly, if the object is held in the left hand with this same Datasheet, the object spins and points toward the back, like the tip of the dagger. See how the axes are managed in the datasheets
Caution: Your model’s fastening point to the character is based on a point defined in the Datasheet of the animation (a priori, in the middle of the closed hand).So you have to place your objet in Blender by imagining that this fastening point is the origine of your Blender space (0,0,0)
Caution: The name of the texture is hardcoded in the .shape. So remember not to change it afterwards, or NeL won’t be able to display it anymore.