Only Blender (www.blender.org) is covered, although other packages such as Maya and 3DStudio can be used.
- You can only export a single mesh.
- Move the mesh to the origin.
- Make sure the scale of the mesh is set to 1.0 for all three dimensions. This is important to prevent weird skew problems.
If you are willing to release your model to the public with a free license and it can be relevant to other Gazebo users, please consider contribute it (patch tracking: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=42445).http://www.ogre3d.org/wiki/index.php/OGRE_Meshes_Exporter
Place the Python script in Blender's script directory, which should be
In blender open the Scripts view, and select "Export" from the menu options. Select the mesh you want to export, and the path, and select the OgreXMLConverter option.
Now you can include your mesh in your world file.
OGRE's free resources: http://www.ogre3d.org/wiki/index.php/Free_Resources
Blender 3D models: