Mod Tools

                             Blender

Blender is a free open source program for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering, and is available for all major operating systems including Windows, Linux, and Mac. The Blender NIF scripts enable Blender to import and export NIF files. The scripts also require Python and PyFFI.

Blender

Download Blender NIF Scripts

Python

Download PyFFI

NOTE - You must have all these files for Blender  in order to Construct/Edit FNV models

 

                                                        G.E.C.K

The G.E.C.K. is by far the most important tool used by modders. It allows players to expand the game any way they wish. Users can create, modify, and edit any data for use with Fallout: New Vegas, from building landscapes, towns, and locations to writing dialogue, creating characters, weapons, creatures, and more.Get it on Bethesda's website.


http://geck.bethsoft.com/index.php?title=Main_Page&temp-new-window-replacement=true

                                         FO3 Archive Utility

This is a BSA archive utility for Fallout 3 and New Vegas.You can display the files in an archive, extract all files from the archive, extract selected files/directories from the archive, and create a new archive. Java 1.6 runtime is required.

FO3 Archive Utility

 

                                   NVEdit

FNVEdit is an advanced graphical module viewer/editor and conflict detector.

NVEdit

                                     GIMP

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program used for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

This tool can be used in lieu of Adobe Photoshop for the creation of Direct Draw Surface (DDS) textures when combined with the DDS Plugin below.

Gimp

DDS Plug-in

Normal Map Plug-in

NOTE - You must have all these files for GIMP in order to Construct/Edit FNV texture and normal maps

 

                                                       NifSkope

A graphical program that allows you to open NIF files, view their contents, edit them, and write them back out again. You can use it to quickly make changes to specific properties of a NIF file such as changing the texture, adding translucency, and more. A 3D view of the contents of the NIF file allows you to preview your changes instantly. You can even create texture templates, and import & export OBJ files.

Download NifSkope

 

                        FallOut Mod Manager

FOMM, FallOut Mod Manager, is a program by Timeslip with many features:

  • Manage load order
  • Browse/Unpack/Create BSA files
  • Low-level plugin editor (not for new users!)
  • Shader editor (use with caution!)
  • and more

 FOMM

 

                                    NVSE

The New Vegas Script Extender, or NVSE for short, is a modder's resource that expands the scripting capabilities of Fallout: NV. It does so without modifying the executable files on disk, so there are no permanent side effects.

NVSE