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Well, seeing as the wiki still talks about the Max->Pof exporter like it's actually a good option... It's kind of outdated in...more than a few places.

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=77292.0 is usually a better bet (though even that thread hasn't been updated with the fixed version that correctly saves subobject radii)
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Hey there,
I'm fiddlng around a little with PCS2 and try to clone/duplicate turrets, while this works fine...how does the coordinate system work?
Or is there a FAQ how to do this plus swapping textures like...beam emitters and turrets.

Thx in advance.
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Coordinates are Cartesian coordinates referenced to the centerpoint of the model. You know, x/y/z. It works the usual way a Cartesian coordinate system works. Type in new numbers to move it around etc etc.
(Or rather, in PCS2 it's -x,y,z wrt. the FSO engine but don't worry about this except for fvec/uvec and if you're trying to use PCS2 to reference nebula trail origins on a non-symmetric model.)

You don't swap textures. You edit the texture, because you don't work with ****ING TILEMAPS, okay? But to rename textures simply select the texture from the texture list on the left hand side panel, then change the name in the right hand side panel.  :nod:
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I was just musing how to replace the big ugly emitters of a Hecate and her turrets with those shiny emitters and turrets of the Raynor and Titan for a little project of mine...
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GL GL. :)
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How to make textures visible in PCS? I mean, how to add path to texture folder properly. I've added a path to my texture folder in Options -> Preferences, but the PCS2 still don't read textures.
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Try adding the path to the mod folder, rather than the texture folder.

 

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I've tried with no effect. Changing pathes in PCS' ini file also :(
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Hmm, what format are the textures in?

 

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In every formats that FSO can read: DDS, TGA, PCX... They worked in the same configuration, in the same folder before my HD crashed 2 weeks ago.
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Guys, any more tips? I really need help with this. It's important :(
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That just sounds bizzare.
I'd double check all the directory spellings etc.
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Meh... For unknown reaons, PCS didn't applied new texture paths. I've readded them. Don't know why it didn't worked before. Thanks for the help.
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I was just musing how to replace the big ugly emitters of a Hecate and her turrets with those shiny emitters and turrets of the Raynor and Titan for a little project of mine...
Still fuddling around...Propblem is, the Titan has several textures for her turrets, while the Hecate...well, she has one texture for all turrets, so swapping textures doesn't work at all...or am I missing something?
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Still fuddling around...Problem is, the Titan has several textures for her turrets, while the Hecate...well, she has one texture for all turrets, so swapping textures doesn't work at all...or am I missing something?

Nope, you're not missing anything. If the UV doesn't match, straight-up texture swap won't work. Your only option would be to edit the Hecate textures by pasting the Titan textures over them.

 

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Or copying Titan beam dishes over to the Hecate. If it doesn't fit the mesh too bad, given that the Hecate front dishes are on a curved surface.
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Or copying Titan beam dishes over to the Hecate. If it doesn't fit the mesh too bad, given that the Hecate front dishes are on a curved surface.
Uh, say what and how?
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PCS2 lets you load turrets (and other subobjects, and a whole lot more) from other POFs. For your case, select the subobjects node in the Hecate model, and look for a 'Load' button top-right of the viewport. With that you can load subobjects from the Titan POF.

  

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Re: PCS2 User to User Help
I haven't found mention of how I should name my helper objects when exporting glowpoints from Max to PCS2, and I've tried various different naming methods to no avail. What's the right naming scheme and required hierarchy for them?

 
Re: PCS2 User to User Help
Probably the easiest way to determine that is to save an existing model in PCS2 with glowpoints in .dae, and then import into max, and look at the layout there.