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Submitted: Tue, 04/08/2015 - 20:37

Assuming NOW is a good time to say "Wow. Great Job Mike" ! :)

Why is it that when you are a child at the dinner table you can get punished asking for someone to please pass you the fork and knife ?

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Submitted: Tue, 04/08/2015 - 20:57

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Assuming NOW is a good time to say "Wow. Great Job Mike" ! :)

Now is as good a time as any. Thanks :)

There's still some tweaks to make here and there, but with the exception of the Level 3 Tutorial (that's going to be a while down the line), all the main tutorial content is now present.

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Submitted: Tue, 04/08/2015 - 21:16

Mad Mike wrote:
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Assuming NOW is a good time to say "Wow. Great Job Mike" ! :)

Now is as good a time as any. Thanks :)

There's still some tweaks to make here and there, but with the exception of the Level 3 Tutorial (that's going to be a while down the line), all the main tutorial content is now present.

Didnt want to interrupt you while you were working. I wanted to say good job an hour after I saw it posted. I said out loud "Holy Shit !!!"

now where is the map one :)

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Submitted: Wed, 05/08/2015 - 18:20

No worries :)

A map tutorial won't come from me (for a long time yet). I don't intend to even start looking at map setup until I've finished every vehicle in my build que.

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Submitted: Thu, 06/08/2015 - 16:17

starbuck wrote:
[Didnt want to interrupt you while you were working. I wanted to say good job an hour after I saw it posted. I said out loud "Holy Shit !!!"

Exactly this. It'd be like clapping while the pianist is still playing. Amazing job, bloody hell!

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Submitted: Fri, 07/08/2015 - 15:42

That's a fantastic write up Mad Mike, I'm sure this is going to be very handy for many modders! I've made it a sticky post for you.

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Submitted: Sat, 08/08/2015 - 11:26

Thanks for the kind words guys :)

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Submitted: Wed, 09/09/2015 - 11:55

Hmm cant seems to export in any way ( empty meshes is all im getting )

and importing works but no textures show up or get imported ( even when enabling the option for it ) just checkerboard

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Submitted: Wed, 09/09/2015 - 13:51

When exporting you need to make sure all the objects you're exporting have a CNT Hierarchy modifier applied to them and any actual meshes need the Node Type set to MODL and any null nodes are set to NULL. If they aren't then select the root object, go to Tools and click "Setup Hierarchy" with "Selection (+Children)" selected in the drop down menu.

You also need to have the hierarchy set up so everything is descended from a single object. If that's all done then you need to select that root object and click "Export Full CNT & MDL Hierarchy" from the export tab, that will save out the CNT file and all the associated MDL files. If you just want to edit the topology of a single object then you can just select that object and use "Export MDL" or if you just want to move objects around and change the hierarchy then you can just select the root object and click "Export CNT".

Regarding textures not importing, do you have all the ZADs extracted in the game's directory correctly? Do you have the game directory set in the tool's settings screen? Are all the textures in TDX format? Does the MAXScript Listener window show any errors? Are the MT2 files all in the same folder as the MDLs?

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Submitted: Wed, 09/09/2015 - 16:31

gets loads of errors :P

and yes i have the ZAD's etc though when stating the scripts give a statement about loading the .dll's so i gues the errors there
ill look into it and when i get my hands or more info ill let you know

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