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Post Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:23 am

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Quick question: How are the grills sorted?
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Post Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:34 am

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Kubboz wrote:Quick question: How are the grills sorted?


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Post Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:52 pm

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vmo wrote:Can I import a grille maked in Sketchup Pro (exported in 3ds the grille), and import in 3DS Max?.

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I don't know, as long as the mesh you end up with has the right sort of structure etc. it SHOULD work. Try it!
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Post Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:53 pm

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Kubboz wrote:Quick question: How are the grills sorted?



Currently, alphabetically by folder name
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Post Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:51 pm

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Are you sure it's working as intended?

My first grille is second from last, my 2nd grille is sixth (seventh after I put my WIP in there) and my WIP 3rd grille is third, even though they are all called KubbyGrille<x>
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Kubboz wrote:Are you sure it's working as intended?

My first grille is second from last, my 2nd grille is sixth (seventh after I put my WIP in there) and my WIP 3rd grille is third, even though they are all called KubbyGrille<x>



That... doesn't sound right, they should all be after the existing ones because it starts with K... hmm.
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Post Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:19 am

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In Automation works... but a middles (download the file and look: the UVMesh is the original).

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I need the example grille for 3ds max 2010.
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Post Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:25 am

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OK, a note you might want to add to the "things an Automation modder should know" - Automation does not support multiple smoothing groups on one polygon. Will it change with the Unity switch?

And another thing. I'm trying to make the fibreglass thingy the european Civic VIII had instead of a grille, and I'm failing miserably so far.

First I just exported the fiberglass part and what is inside is as one mesh. It rendered the inside art of the grille transparent, and I know I assigned the materials correctly
Then I went to the headlights parts.lua file. and got a separate glass and insides mesh. The part is set as it is a headlight (still in grilles category of course) Now the insides are visible, while the plexiglass is not (when I'm using the ECS_HEADLIGHT material, ECS_MISSINGNO works (It's not what I want obviously)). You can see that on the attachment.
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:02 am

Re: Modding Tutorial 1 - Making Grilles

I have a problem. When I convert my line/spline to an editable patch, then an editable poly, it turns the whole thing into triangles, and erases the middle of the grille.
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Any help is appreciated. :)
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:20 am

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Convert it to editable poly instead.
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:22 am

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I did that, and it made the outer edge of the grille an outline, and still no middle part. I have decided to start again and see if I have any similar problems.
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:24 am

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Oh well. Next time, show the spline cage as well.
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:28 am

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Pleb wrote:I have a problem. When I convert my line/spline to an editable patch, then an editable poly, it turns the whole thing into triangles, and erases the middle of the grille.
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Any help is appreciated. :)



That's going to happen if the spline structure isn't complete and it can't build a mesh out of some bits of it. Post a screenshot of the splines and I can tell you what's missing.
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:30 am

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Where do I get the materials shown in the tutorial? Are they the .dds files supplied in the folder? Also, how do I import them to 3DS Max?
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:50 am

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Pleb wrote:Where do I get the materials shown in the tutorial? Are they the .dds files supplied in the folder? Also, how do I import them to 3DS Max?



If you put them in the same folder as the max file, then it'll load them automatically (it should anyway)
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