A downloadable tool for Windows

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  • Blender (Only tested on 2.80/2.81)


  1. Run Blender on your computer.
  2. Go to File -> User Preferences.
  3. Switch to the Add-ons tab.
  4. Press Install from file, and select the zip file containing this addon.
  5. Search for the add-on in the list, and enable it (search for "rise").
  6. Press Save User Settings so that the add-on is loaded on Blender startup.

Add-on Information

A Blender add-on to import and export Rise of Nations BigHuge3D mesh, UVs, skeleton, and BigHugeAnimation files.

In order to best use this add-on, you'll neeed to keep these tips in mind:

  • Bones are connected to vertices through vertex groups.
  • Each vertex can only be controlled by one bone (no blending).
  • When animating, it is best to use 30 FPS.
  • Bones should be animated using quaternion rotation.
  • The file format does not support bone scaling.
  • To export a mesh, select the object containing the mesh, and use the export BH3 function from the File menu.
  • To import/export an animation, select the object containing the armature, then use the import/export BHA function from the File menu.
  • Animations can only be applied to armatures with the same exact skeleton hierarchy as in the animation file.


Please report any issues, or bugs that you may have here.


  • 2.0.0+20191128
    • Added support for Blender versions 2.80 and 2.81
    • Removed support for Blender versions older than 2.80
  • 1.0.2016.0513
    • First Release


  • Petar Tasev - For creating the add-on.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

RoN Blender Addon 1.0.2016.0513 22 kB
RoN Blender Addon 2.0.0 15 kB