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Offline Galemp

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Major updates to the Max exporter page.
Check it out:
http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Styxx%27s_POF_Conversion_plugin_for_3D_Studio_Max

I was referring to this and noticed that, while informative, it wasn't structured very well and was lacking information about multipart turrets and LOD subobjects. This should be much more comprehensive and legible.

Oh, and we need more pages dealing with editing tools! We need a page each about Modelview, VPView, PCS, Aurora, FRED, and everything else we use. These should at the very least have persistant links to the tools.

The FRED page could easily link to an online version of the Volition HTML FRED help file; we could even add notes about SCP features in there.
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Re: Major updates to the Max exporter page.
Does anyone actually use Aurora?  It's been nothing but crashes with all the models I've tried it with recently.
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Re: Major updates to the Max exporter page.
The FRED page could easily link to an online version of the Volition HTML FRED help file; we could even add notes about SCP features in there.

Sounds like a good idea to link to the help file but I'm not so certain that updating it would be a good idea. Most of the stuff would have little relation to the walkthrough and would thus serve to confuse new FREDders.

That said I do agree that FRED does need better explainations of its new features (as well as a list of them. I sometimes forget what has been added and it would be nice to have them all listed somewhere when I'm trying to do the impossible in FRED yet again :)
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Re: Major updates to the Max exporter page.
:v:'s version does have a list of all the SEXPs and describes the functionality of every checkbox and option in the editors. Why not update these aspects?
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Re: Major updates to the Max exporter page.
What happened to the modview and PCS pages from the old wiki? Can they be brought back? They took a fair while to write, and I'd quite like to add some stuff to the PCS one. :\
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Re: Major updates to the Max exporter page.
:v:'s version does have a list of all the SEXPs and describes the functionality of every checkbox and option in the editors. Why not update these aspects?

You can get a full list of SEXPs with the -output_sexps command line. I just put it into a format that looked nice, but it can be changed easily enough unless you have something exotic in mind.
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Re: Major updates to the Max exporter page.
What happened to the modview and PCS pages from the old wiki? Can they be brought back? They took a fair while to write, and I'd quite like to add some stuff to the PCS one. :\

As soon as we get access to the old wiki, something I've been asking the admins for for for awhile now, they'll be reformatted for mediawiki and added as fast as I can get them up. But the ball's in the court of whoever has the old wiki backup - they get it to us, we'll get it onto the new wiki.

It'd be done already, but since those of us who were supposed to be working on transferring this stuff were password locked out of HLP 3.0 about halfway through the process, we kind of lacked the ability to get much done.
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Re: Major updates to the Max exporter page.
:v:'s version does have a list of all the SEXPs and describes the functionality of every checkbox and option in the editors. Why not update these aspects?

Updating all the new SEXPs in a seperate section at the bottom of sexp.html won't hurt a bit and should show newbie FREDders why we all love FRED2_Open so much. :)

I'm a little more worried about updating editors.html because

a) Much of that stuff is way beyond the abilities of someone taking their first steps in FRED
b) I can envision a situation where someone spends ages looking through their local copy of the FRED docs looking for the entries they swear that they've seen before :D

Of course if we're talking about porting the FRED docs to the wiki then b) vanishes cause the look and feel of the docs will be rather different :) I was assuming we'd simply be sending them over to Hippo cause he's already got them all online.
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