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Offline Styxx

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I'd need the GMax SDK, which is somewhat expensive. I don't really think a GMax plugin is possible right now.
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on and off data are times in milliseconds, displacement time is also needed if you want to do some sort of sequental thing, I have no idea how you are handeling the interface currently, are you useing some sort of custome defined object or lights?
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Right now it's just helpers (any light will be considered a helper by the converter). I'll probably add a way to define all of this through the object's User Properties.
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what are the current limitations (poly wise)? 'Coz I have here a nice model I would like to convert.

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No limits on the converter (I converted models with over 10k polygons without problem), but I'd recommend breaking a hi-poly model into several models with around (or less than) 1k polygons, to avoid problems inside FS2. Just link all the submodels to the main detail level ("detail-0") and you should be fine.

By the way, I'll upload a new version soon where you can use a target spot/direct light as a helper, and the direction of the target will be used as the normal (for glow points).
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if you have to break an object up into subobjects do so by texture
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first I have to get rid of all but diffuse materials, right?

Also, will a model with 40k verticles, 20k faces work inside FS2 (theoretically)
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theoretically, yeah, it should, though it would likely take five minutes for it to genorate the index buffers for an object of that complexity
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first I have to get rid of all but diffuse materials, right?


No, you just need to have diffuse bitmap materials on all models except for the shields. Additional materials shouldn't cause trouble.
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Any new builds yet?

 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but paths are a series of points, each with its own radius. A ship wanting to perform a docking maneuver has to fly to within the radius defined for the outermost point on the docking path, and then fly to within the radius of the next point along the path, etc. The radius of each point is (supposed to) get progressively smaller as the path gets closer to the destination. Ok so far?

So... I don't know if there are spherical helpers objects that can have a size defined for them - if so, great - but I do know that omni lights would be able to represent (with their radius settings) the progressively smaller points along a path.

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How would I go about adding rotating subobjects? I'm trying to give this Dropship moving wings (timed and controlled in Fred of course) I'd also would like to utilize rotation for the forward gun turret. Your "readme.txt" has no mention of "barrel-x" which is in the sample. I'm guessing it needs to be linked to the turretbase?


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The name of the barrel doesn't matter, just link it to the turret base object. And there's no way to specify object rotation axis right now, but any User Properties you set on MAX will be translated to subobject properties in the POF.

And Sandwich, yeah, that could define the radius, but I don't really like the way you'd set a path then. Right now it generates the radius automatically, you can adjust it in PCS or other editor. I'll think about the light thing.
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So I take it the turret doesn't rotate as of this point?

 

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You'll just have to adjust it on PCS or something similar. All the turret data is there, but the subobject rotation axis info isn't set.
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ok, i finally got a version of mex that works, and i installed the pof exporter but all my models are in cob format. is there a cob importer for max? i know it would probibly be better to save 3ds files from truespace and load those but if theres a cob importer i could forgo that step and save some serious time.
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PCS refuses to save a model made in Max. It simply crashes. Can Modelview input such data?

 

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ok, i finally got a version of mex that works, and i installed the pof exporter but all my models are in cob format. is there a cob importer for max? i know it would probibly be better to save 3ds files from truespace and load those but if theres a cob importer i could forgo that step and save some serious time.


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And Sandwich, yeah, that could define the radius, but I don't really like the way you'd set a path then. Right now it generates the radius automatically, you can adjust it in PCS or other editor. I'll think about the light thing.


Could you have lights linked to path points? I'm just trying to figure out some way of being able to visually define all the POF data; that's a main reason why I like Modelview32 so much.
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now is that another app or does it plug in to maxes interface? you see it would be easyer to save as a 3ds frome truespace than to use a third application. the idea was to eliminate a step, not add one.
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