Jointed Model Blender Toolset

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The Jointed Model Blender Toolset is a set of add-ons for Blender which allows the import and export of JMS and animation data (e.g. JMA) for both Halo 1 and Halo 2.


To download the add-on from GitHub, choose Download ZIP from the green Code drop-down. There are two ways to install this Plugin:

Preferences menu

  1. From within Blender, select Edit > Preferences.
  2. In the window that appears, select the Add-ons menu and click the Community button.
  3. There now be an Install... button visible, which you should use to choose the .zip containing the downloaded add-on.
  4. Finally, ensure that the new add-on is checked in the add-ons list.

Manual installation

Firstly, you will need to find Blender's addons directory. On Windows, this can be found at %appdata%\Blender Foundation\Blender\<Blender Version>\scripts\addons. Linux users will find it at ~/.config/blender/<blender version>/scripts/addons.

Simply extract the downloaded .zip to this location so that the io_scene_halo directory is contained in addons.