IQM tools

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Tools supporting IQM/IQE formats

The .iqm files are binary files. The .iqe files are text counterpart. Unvanquished stores .iqe files in repository and ships .iqm files in .dpk archives.

  • Blender Exporter: see IQM
  • Blender Importer: see asstools
  • IQE to IQM conversion: see FTE QuakeWorld's IQM
  • IQM to IQE conversion: see asstools
  • Viewer: see IqeBrowser and Noesis
  • Conversions to many formats: see Noesis

IQM

A free open source upstream project, provide a working Blender export plugin, and a tool to convert some formats to IQM (including Doom 3's md5mesh/anim). For the iqm command line tool, prefer the FTE one (see below).

Home page: http://sauerbraten.org/iqm/

FTE Quake World's IQM

A fork of the iqm tool by FTE QuakeWorld project, support command files and complete translation/offset/scale operation when compiling .iqe files.

Unvanquished makes use of this tool when building packages with Urcheon, because command files and translation/offset/scale operations are needed.

Repository with simple enough revision: https://sourceforge.net/p/fteqw/code/5570/tree/trunk/iqm/

asstools

Some free open source tools, including a Blender import plugin (but it has to be ported to latest Blender version).

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Note

There is currently some fixes for the importer targeting recent Blender (works in 0.82 and 0.93) here: https://github.com/MikeMorals/blender2.93-iqm you can use this while waiting for the fixes being upstreamed. Note that it currently set double-sided surfaces instead of simple-sided surfaces like before.

Also provides a iqm_to_iqe.py tool that can convert .iqm files back to .iqe ones.

Repository: https://github.com/ccxvii/asstools/

IqeBrowser

A free open source graphical viewer and converter. Unfortunately only built for Windows (and some Windowsism in code), but works great on Wine.

Download link: https://www.moddb.com/mods/r-reinhard/addons/iqebrowser-v217

Forum thread: https://forums.unvanquished.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2106

Noesis

A free (gratis) graphical viewer and converter. Unfortunately only built for Windows, but works great on Wine.

Download link: http://richwhitehouse.com/index.php?content=inc_projects.php

Maverick Model 3D

A free open source graphical viewer, with IQM format being work in progress (may not be already usable or even available in releases).

It's a fork of Misfit Model 3D, maintained by ZTM.

Homepage: https://clover.moe/mm3d/

NetRadiant

The level editor recommended for Unvanquished mapping.

It supports .iqm model rendering in the editor, the map compiler can't bake .iqm files yet.

Homepage: https://netradiant.gitlab.io/