Ogre is a very extensible engine, and we have a very active community who have produced many add-on projects which are not officially supported by the core team, but have proven extremely helpful to users and have provoked much discussion and collaboration in the forums. Many of these are hosted in the Ogre Subversion repository, under the ‘ogreaddons’ module, to promote collaboration and to make them easy to locate. Many people have asked for a quick reference to the add-ons and how to get hold of them, so here it is!

How to obtain the add-ons

You can obtain the add-ons from bitbucket, the root location of the addons tree is

If you want to pick out particular projects you can add the project name to that URL (or use your GUI tool to browse for it).

List of Projects

Note: since these projects are not maintained by the core Ogre team, they are not guaranteed to be up to date with the latest version of Ogre, nor are they officially supported. If you have any problems with them, please either post in the forums, submit a patch, or contact the current maintainer, either through the Add-on Forums where the largest add-ons have their own discussion areas, or obtain their email from the documentation / appending to the names given below. New developers are accepted on the recommendation of the current maintainers – if the original authors are no longer working on them, apply to one of the Ogre Team if you want to take over maintenance of one of these projects.

Project Name
Current / Last Maintainer(s)
3ds2mesh dgeld Direct converter from .3ds to .mesh and .material
3dssceneexporter cthno1 Scene exporter for 3D Studio Max. This tool exports scenes (as opposed to models / animation as with the core exporter) into the ‘.scene’ format, and XML definition covered in the dotsceneformat project.
BetaGUI betajaen Small and lightweight GUI system using only overlays
blenderimport haffax Import OGRE .mesh files into Blender
blendersceneexporter reimpell Export dotScene format files from Blender
cal3d2ogre lordlorik Converter from Cal3d data formats to Ogre
ceguimeshviewer pablobuiras In-engine mesh viewer using CEGui
clipmapterrain hellcatv, shirsoft Geometry clipmaps implementation for terrain
ColladaPlugin fupsi
Plugin allowing you to load scene files defined in the COLLADA format.
cubicfractalterrain antiarc An example of how to generate terrain using cubic splines and fractal detail refinement
dbmArchive jaysprenkle An Archive plugin which reads and writes standard Unix DBM files
displacementmapterrain dwhittaker A terrain demo which uses vertex programs to displace the terrain into it’s final shape, allowing large terrains in smaller data sizes
dotsceneformat wolverine___ Definition of an extensible scene format, called ‘.scene’ which is XML based and can be exported by 3dssceneexporter and displayed by dotsceneoctree
dotsceneoctree wolverine___ SceneManager plugin which can read .scene files and render them using a combination of static and dynamic geometry stored in an octree. This differs from the main octree implementation in the core in that static geometry is pre-transformed (and can be pre-lit using ogrefsrad, see below)
forests john_j A library for rendering expansive forests using Ogre
gilesexporter walaber An exporter for Gile[s], a global illumination system.
GOOF falagard Game Object Oriented Framework
HDRlib lui85 A library to make it easier to incorporate HDR effects into your software using OGRE
mayaextras omekinteractive A set of additional Maya tools including a dotscene exporter and node animation curve exporter
mdl2mesh borundin A LUA script to convert Neverwinter Nights .mdl files into OGRE’s .mesh format.
meshmagick haffax, blakharaz A command-line scriptable tool for manipulating meshes, e.g. merging & changing formats
meshviewer cthno1 A Windows-based GUI tool for viewing and tweaking Ogre meshes and materials.
multiscenemanager metax An experiment to see if multiple scene managers could be used simultanteously to render different parts of a single scene
nogredex gfmrose A binding to the NVIDIA PhysX Engine (fomerly Novodex)
oasis godot_found A framework to tie together multiple game engine systems into a more integrated whole
ogrebullet tuan kuranes Wrapper to tie Ogre and physics engine Bullet together.
ogrefsrad psyclonist Tool to allow Fluid Studios‘ radiosity processor fsrad to be used with Ogre meshes
ogredotnet cetrocet1234 Wrapper to access OGRE from .Net languages such as C# and VB.
ogreode sfmonster Bindings for the physics engine ODE
ogreopcode _mental_ Demonstration Opcode (collision detection) bindings for Ogre meshes.
ogrenewt walaber Library binding to the Newton Game Dynamics physics engine.
ogreswf stonecold_ Play Flash animations into an OGRE texture
ogretokamak staringmonkey Bindings for the physics engine Tokamak
overlayeditor patrick_kooman Windows tool for graphical editing of Ogre .overlay files
paginglandscape jamilan, nfz, kuranes Plugin SceneManager(s) for handling large-scale, paging terrain
particleeditor mac, spannerman CEGui-based graphical particle system editor
posertools kaynine Exporter for Poser
pyogre monsterkodi Python bindings for Ogre; however see Python-Ogre now.
QtOgreFramework esuvs, kardoon Integration framework for using Ogre with Qt
rmogreexporter none Export OGRE-compatible material scripts and shaders direct from RenderMonkey
sketchupexporter Kojack Export meshes from Google Sketchup
simplepagedterrain HexiDave An infinitely repeating paging terrain system
truespaceexporter thecomputerguru Exporter for Calgari Truespace
uOgreBrowser ryandeboer Binding to uBrowser to allow you to render web pages onto geometry in Ogre.
videoplugin pjcast Decode and play video in realtime through a texture in Ogre
worldminion sinbad Convert a polygon soup into a structured cell/portal graph.
wxOgreMVC sinbad MVC framework for Ogre based tools using wxWidgets