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Title: MD3 editor
Post by: bbmario on March 09, 2014, 05:42:07 pm
I'm just starting to model for the ioquake engine and i'm curious about which tools you guys use for editing MD3 files. Do you do all material stuff inside blender and just export it? What about Misfit Model 3D?


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: fromhell on March 09, 2014, 08:52:49 pm
I use Blender 2.49.


Misfit Model 3D's totally fine, except for player models as that requires much higher demand for animation control like IK, etc.


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: Suicizer on March 09, 2014, 11:56:39 pm
You can even use MilkShape 3D, although they still ask a fee to use it. It has lesser features as Blender, but more than MisfitModel3D.


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: fromhell on March 10, 2014, 08:46:53 am
I would not recommend Milkshape 3D for anything at all.



Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: Suicizer on March 10, 2014, 06:14:47 pm
I would not recommend Milkshape 3D for anything at all.



At least it has a better exporter than Blender...


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: bbmario on March 10, 2014, 07:10:50 pm
What are the problems with the blender exporter? Is it better to export to Misfit Model and then export from there?


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: fromhell on March 10, 2014, 07:25:55 pm
The Blender 2.49 MD3 exporter found here (http://leileilol.mancubus.net/quackstuff/blender/) is the most mature and featured implementation.  The MD3 exporters for later versions of Blender leave out tags since they were developed for non-idtech3 engines (Gzdoom, Eduke32, etc)

At least it has a better exporter than Blender...

Milkshape 3D is always the recommended software from the inexperienced.  You are not aware of its underlying faults, like trying to construct a single triangle to make a tag, animating and then suddenly your bone scales for no reason, also the strict viewports and the UV editor are a joke.  Also to export a MD3 you'd need to write a .QC file.  Milkshape teaches bad habits and is a heavy skill limiter.


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: bbmario on March 10, 2014, 08:42:18 pm
What about this one? http://www.katsbits.com/files/md3/io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: asmanel on April 09, 2014, 09:13:24 am
What about this one? http://www.katsbits.com/files/md3/io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip

This link is broken.


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: grey matter on April 10, 2014, 10:46:27 am
What about this one? http://www.katsbits.com/files/md3/io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
This link is broken.

Code:
$ wget http://www.katsbits.com/files/md3/io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
$ du -b io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
10491 io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
$ sha1sum io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
96a5b74016691597f3924c6a6467b9b39b8ae7ab  io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
$ md5sum io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
9b31924e14939b6a26725557525b8254  io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
$ file io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip: data
$ unzip -l io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip
warning [io_export_md3-2.63a2.zip]:  213 extra bytes at beginning or within zipfile
  (attempting to process anyway)
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
    28155  08-25-2012 04:44   io_export_md3.py
     1631  08-25-2012 04:56   README-MD3_2.63a.txt
---------                     -------
    29786                     2 files
The link appears to be working fine here.


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: asmanel on April 10, 2014, 12:16:27 pm
just after reading your post, I, retried the download with Firefox but, like yesterday, your link redirected to this error page (http://www.katsbits.com/htm/hotlinkerror.php).

I retried with Msys, that returned an error message because it haven't wget, then with Cygwin, that downloaded succesfully the archive. Apparently this link don't work from a web navigator.


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: grey matter on April 10, 2014, 01:00:57 pm
just after reading your post, I, retried the download with Firefox but, like yesterday, your link redirected to this error page (http://www.katsbits.com/htm/hotlinkerror.php).

I retried with Msys, that returned an error message because it haven't wget, then with Cygwin, that downloaded succesfully the archive. Apparently this link don't work from a web navigator.
It's not my link, I just did a quick check. Given the referrer check, maybe you need to click the same download link (MD3 export for 2.63a with "tag_" support) in this forum post (http://www.katsbits.com/smforum/index.php?topic=275.msg1522#msg1522)?


Title: Re: MD3 editor
Post by: asmanel on April 12, 2014, 08:20:02 am
Oops, I just saw I didn't validate my previous post here.

Sorry, grey matter, for this user names misreading.