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Re: How to Get Started

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Fri May 29, 2009 8:46 pm

RepSharpshooter wrote:Did you try the request thread? And I suppose Mshex doesn't work for you?

He models in sketchup, so it's problematic for him.

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby Commander_Fett » Sat May 30, 2009 7:03 pm

Yah, XSI doesn't work for me, which is why I use sketchup, but everybody's too busy to export my models, so they don't do much good.

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby Null_1138 » Sat May 30, 2009 10:16 pm

Commander_Fett wrote:Yah, XSI doesn't work for me, which is why I use sketchup, but everybody's too busy to export my models, so they don't do much good.

I'm in the same boat. Hey, Fett, I got a way to get around all that without XSI, although its a bit complicated, and will require you to download a few things. But then again, 3DS is a pretty good modeling software, and with your skills I have no doubt you'll get it, even though I haven't.

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1: Like you wrote in the .skp - .msh tutorial, export the .skp to a kmz, and extract the files.
2: This explains how to get your .dae from the extracted files into .3DS, which you'll have to open with a 30-day version of 3DS Max. Basically he talk about getting a .dae -> .kbh / .kbh -> .3ds converter.
3: Get that trial version of 3DS, and open your newly converted model. You'll have to make some adjustments to it (fix rotation, scale up, textures, etc).
4: Export your model to VRML97 (.wrl) from 3DS Max.
5: Get and open Tipam's MSH Viewer, and drag the .wrl into it. Click save as, and it should save to .msh Make sure all of these conversion go to the same folder to minimize your hassle of running around your Explorer window.


That's how I did mine, although it came out a little rough. That's why I have the request in the request thread. Oh well.

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Sun May 31, 2009 9:37 am

You probably also need to freeze everything in 3DS. I don't know how, though.

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby Null_1138 » Sun May 31, 2009 11:53 am

Fluffy_the_ic wrote:You probably also need to freeze everything in 3DS. I don't know how, though.

I saw an option to do that while the model is in 3DS, but that was when it was already shrunk. I think its the FBX converter. I'll check it out. But I still can't get textures to work.

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby Super_Clone » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:05 pm

I hate to really start askin for crap, but can I have G2 also? I REALLY need it for a idea of mine which involves hangers, which, are really big...

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby Par3210 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:57 pm

can I have a lot if there's any left? Please?

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby RogueKnight » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:11 pm

Par3210 wrote:can I have a lot if there's any left? Please?

All the lots are filled, but Rep may be kicking inactive people out of their lots after he finished BA2.0.

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby Par3210 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:16 am

Awwwwwwwwwww :x Ok then. I guess I'll just have to help out on this project then, if I can.

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Re: How to Get Started

Postby RepSharpshooter » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:40 pm

New claims on hold until August 1st.

If you wish to keep your past claim, post here:
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=19454&start=0

Thanks everyone.

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