Creating TERRAINCUTTERS Tutorial (w/ pics)

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Creating TERRAINCUTTERS Tutorial (w/ pics)

Postby Lord-Bandu » Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:07 pm

Here is a simple tutorial of how to make terraincutting objects like the Hoth tunnels etc.

Ive done a simple Rock Vent.

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note- if you have many terraincutters in your object name the (EXACTLY) like this -

terraincutter1
terraincutter2
terraincutter3 etc

ZEROEDIT -

Once youve placed your new terraincutter object go to SAVE and overwrite the TER. and WLD. files . Now , in game your model should cut thro the terrain. Mine did straight away , no hassles :)



***This is all pointed out in the documentation ,but we all know that lots of people dont read it :shock: or that they get confused by it (I know I did when I 1st started modding :) )

Here is 'terraincutters' straight from the Doc-

Each object that cuts terrain must:
Contain an object that is named "terraincutter"
Must be a child of an object.. not hidden on export.
Then after it is placed in the world through Zeroeditor it must be saved so the terrain file is overwritten.
After updating the world and TER file, there should be a hole in game.
At this point the cutter can be hidden on the object,(or for that matter removed?)
If its position or size changes it must be rexported and the terrain updated/saved again.
terraincutter object can not be concave. Multiples must be used to accomplish that.

if you have multiple terrain cutters they must be named
terraincutter1
terraincutter2
terraincutter3
" " no underscore between # terraincutter_2

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RE: Creating TERRAINCUTTERS TUTORIAL (w/ pics)

Postby Qdin » Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:18 pm

WOW!!!

THAT was understandable :P :P :P

Bandu's doen it again :wink:

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RE: Creating TERRAINCUTTERS TUTORIAL (w/ pics)

Postby Lord-Bandu » Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:30 pm

Thx

Alot easier than you think :)

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RE: Creating TERRAINCUTTERS TUTORIAL (w/ pics)

Postby Teancum » Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:18 pm

Stickied.

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RE: Creating TERRAINCUTTERS TUTORIAL (w/ pics)

Postby drummerzoid1 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:29 pm

it's not stickied, should be like all tutorials

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RE: Creating TERRAINCUTTERS TUTORIAL (w/ pics)

Postby Leviathan » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:37 pm

Off-topic : Well, I guess having access to this Softimage|XSI-related tutorial is now a bit easier for GameToast members browsing this sub-forum...

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