Author Topic: Calling software experts!  (Read 14238 times)

Yoshiboy

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Calling software experts!
« on: January 13, 2007, 05:37:34 AM »
The plan to this forum is to get a thread for each piece of software where we can have a description of the product, links to the download (if available) with links to tutorials (M&B specific or not) and maybe a FAQ section where people can ask questions about how to use the software and the experts can answer the questions.

Obviously I'd be happy to do the Wings3d one and also the Adobe Photoshop  and if no one else wants to I could probably get away with doing the 3dsmax one. So yeah, we need people who are fairly knowledgeable with the other programs used like Blender, Milkshape, Maya, GIMP and any other programs people are using.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2007, 12:01:03 PM by Yoshiboy »

Brigadier Hussey

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 05:57:36 AM »
I could probably do the Milkshape one although If you could get Raz or Rr_Raptor to make one they both are extremely good and use Milkshape.

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 07:45:00 AM »
Thanks Ben. I could do Milkshape, Gimp and DXTbmp if you'd like me to.

Yoshiboy

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 08:24:33 AM »
That would be excellent indeed!

Brigadier Hussey

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 11:37:05 AM »
Thanks Ben. I could do Milkshape, Gimp and DXTbmp if you'd like me to.

Whats DXTbmp? Anamating?
Hope so I'd like to learn how to make animations.

Leprechaun

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007, 11:47:36 AM »
Converting bmp and dds files.

Brigadier Hussey

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2007, 03:14:33 PM »
OK. I thought you'd be able to do that in gimp.

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Leprechaun

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007, 03:36:25 AM »
There is a plugin somewhere, but I lost the link ages ago. I'll try to dig it up, though.


AHA! Success!

.dds plugin for GIMP

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2007, 06:50:54 AM »
That's great Lep, I've been wanting that since I started with Gimp!

Leprechaun

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 11:20:27 AM »
Welcome. I don't use anything of the sort because I can't do image editing or modelling to save my life, but it's something I spotted ages ago.

Yoshiboy

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007, 11:48:30 AM »
Is anyone else up to doing the photoshop page, it could be better if someone like Scion or DaBlade or one of those other superb texture artists was to do it ;) I mean, i know my way around but I'm certainly not a master.

jlgx50

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2007, 07:50:35 PM »
Is anyone else up to doing the photoshop page, it could be better if someone like Scion or DaBlade or one of those other superb texture artists was to do it ;) I mean, i know my way around but I'm certainly not a master.

Im up for the photo shop page just tell me what you need

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007, 03:56:40 AM »
I lol'd.

Reaper

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2007, 08:35:43 PM »
Yoshi you need to add the + to Blender, as it supports several types of animation. Though without the SMD exporter I don't think it'll be much help. 2 main types of animations are frames and IK.


There is also another free 3D modelling program similar to 3ds max, its called SoftImage's XSI MOD tool, actually I found a link to it when I downloaded Valves Source SDK (Half Life 2). It can convert to the file standard used by Valves Source engine.

http://www.softimage.com/community/xsi_mod_tool/default.aspx

of course you could use this save your work as a .X files(directX format) then open it in wings and convert it to SMD. It also supports animation, I haven't used it much though.
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Scion

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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2007, 02:35:06 AM »
Where can you save to a .X file?

Wings doesn`t support animation.

Reaper

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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2007, 09:28:13 AM »
Scion, I meant opening the .X file with Wings then converting it to SMD, I know Wings doesn't support Animations. I meant this solely for static models

Highlander

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2007, 10:13:04 AM »
Wings can't import .X files nor export .smd files

Yoshiboy

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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2007, 10:50:58 AM »
Hi Reaper,

I'll add it so that blender has animation support. I must have missed that.

I'm aware of softimage XSI but as far as I knew no one in the community used it so i figured there wasn't that much need for a page for it. Does it export to .obj otherwise I'm not sure if its really worth adding.

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Re: Calling software experts!
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2007, 09:57:16 PM »
There is a plugin somewhere, but I lost the link ages ago. I'll try to dig it up, though.


AHA! Success!

.dds plugin for GIMP

Thanks Leprechaun! No more DDS Converter-From-Hell 2 for me!

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Reaper

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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2007, 04:56:16 PM »
I downloaded it, it will import .obj (among many others) and with the Valve Source Plugin it will import and export the .smd format(thankfully when Valve created the Source Engine for Half Life 2 they didn't change the 3d file format), so you reallly wouldn't have a need to export to .obj

All Resources can be found here:

http://www.softimage.com/community/xsi_mod_tool/default.aspx
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