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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 12:03 AM
Nice tutorial! Short but precise. Thank you for writing it! :nod:

I would like to know if I want to make a bed and retain its animations, how many subgroups should I have when exporting obj file? I guess it should have at least two subgroups, pillow and bedding, but not quite sure if I'm right. Besides, what's the corresponding sub group # for these parts? Thanks in advance!
Part-time Hermit
#52 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 6:57 AM
With beds, you can only edit the frame mesh, not the bedding. The bedding will lose its animations if you replace it. So, only import a new frame mesh into your package, and keep he original bedding mesh. The bedding uses a "blend" kind of an animation which is more complicated than closet doors and such.
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 7:53 AM
Thank you for helping! How about pillow then? Can I export and mod them?
Besides, does that mean I do not need Meshtool for making beds, just export and import bedframs into SimPE, and all animations will be correct?
Part-time Hermit
#54 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 8:01 AM
The pillows are a part of the bedding mesh, so, unfortunately, they can't be edited, either.

Correct, you can edit the bed frame like any other non-animated object, such as a table, and import it back in without the Mesh Tool or any other tricks . You can export the bedding mesh if you need its shape and size for reference when building your frame, but make sure not to import it back.
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 8:44 AM
Thank you so much! Wow never know that meshing a new bed could be THAT simple. I was wondering why there is no tutorial about making beds and now I know the answer. hehe~ Will try it out. And thanks again for helping!
Field Researcher
#56 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 11:08 AM
He he I remember when it was more complicated.
Field Researcher
#57 Old 14th Apr 2006 at 11:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mage
Gee I think I know the answer to that. I believe that while SimPE now exports in xzy orientation the mesh tool only imports and exports in xyz.


This is correct! I found out the hard way, but figured it out in 5 minutes. Whenever you export a mesh from SimPE that you plan on passing through Meshtool, I recommend that you change the export settings from XZY to XYZ...this way your mesh shouldn't come out lopsided in the game.

You can change the settings near the blue preview window in the GMDC file in SimPE.

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Test Subject
#58 Old 30th May 2006 at 11:57 AM
I have a concern with the tutorial "creating a chest of drawers" , I to create my object with milkshape I export it in .obj then I use UVMapper and then when I go on Meshtool I click on load mesh I thus open my file .obj which I have make with UVMapper then I make load GMDC and I open the file which names .simpe then edit group and I click on asiana then on armoirecentral and when I click on GMDC view and that put this message to me error of execution 9, index apart from the page, know why?

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Part-time Hermit
#59 Old 30th May 2006 at 1:51 PM
When you load the GMDC, you will have to import the file with the .5gd extension, not the .simpe one. You probably have to change the file type for the .5gd one to appear on the list, for some reason by default only the .simpe files are shown.
Test Subject
#60 Old 30th May 2006 at 3:25 PM Last edited by simssy : 30th May 2006 at 3:31 PM.
I excuse myself but I do not find how to export the 5gd. is what it is second Geometric data container?

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Test Subject
#61 Old 30th May 2006 at 4:05 PM
I have will extrai a file from SimPE in the menu default completely has right which appele AC4F8687-AC4F8687-FF922DC5-1C050000-FFE6C2B0.5gd but it opens with Internet to explore and thus I cannot import it with the mesh tool, I patauge! I hope that you will be able to help me

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Part-time Hermit
#62 Old 30th May 2006 at 5:22 PM
You will have to change the "files of type" to .5gd when you import the GMDC to the Mesh Tool. It will show up as an option then. See the screenshot attached.
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Test Subject
#63 Old 30th May 2006 at 6:44 PM
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Test Subject
#64 Old 30th May 2006 at 7:20 PM
I do not understand I have always this message, aprés to have to create my cupboard with milkshape I export my obj file then I utilse UVMapper and C ' is well at this time that it is necessary to modify with meshtool this file in obj. in order to have this file in 5gd. I have to test full with different things but nothing has to make I always have this message I am completely blocked has this place and yet I am on it is very stupid but I do not arrive there, it N ' does not have there small a tutorial which explains how to make because I suspect that it would take too a long time to explain but I need assistance THANK YOU!

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Part-time Hermit
#65 Old 30th May 2006 at 7:26 PM
Do you get the error message in Mesh Tool? Can you write the whole error message here, or maybe take a screenshot and post it as an attachment?
Test Subject
#66 Old 30th May 2006 at 7:58 PM Last edited by atomic_hamsters : 31st May 2006 at 3:58 AM.
The mesh tool is acting strange for me too...

I've made 5 or 6 armoires and they all worked perfectly, except with this new one im working on, I load the GMDC and the .obj into mesh tool, but then as soon as i check 'GMDC View' i get a 'Runtime Error 9 - Subscript out of range' error message.

EDIT: Almost what simssy posted below
Test Subject
#67 Old 30th May 2006 at 8:57 PM Last edited by simssy : 30th May 2006 at 10:12 PM.
Then veiled what I do bus can be that I make a bad handling 1 : after to have to create my object with milkshape then to have it UVMapper I modify it with Meshtool to extract the file 5gd.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/son03/image1.jpg

2 :j' imports my obj file
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/son03/image2.jpg

3:I import my file in 5gd. of all has the hour
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/son03/image3.jpg

4 : I click on edit group then on cupboard in Windows and cupboard in models and when I click on GMDC view the message appears and all is closed
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/son03/image4.jpg

I have to try to click initially on GMDC view and I did not have messages but when I clicked on cupboard in Windows, the message appeared!

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Test Subject
#68 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 8:26 AM
I still do not arrive there no matter what I make this message appears! know why? thank you

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Part-time Hermit
#69 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 4:49 PM
I have no idea what's causing the error message . You could try posting your problem in the Mesh Tool thread, in case miche or someone else would know.
Test Subject
#70 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 9:07 PM
ok, I thank you nevertheless!

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Test Subject
#71 Old 6th Jun 2006 at 7:40 AM
I have to say a trillion and zillion of thanks you!
Test Subject
#72 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 2:12 AM
I've been making and building objects in gmax (3DSMax) for a long time now, and normally sent it to someone else to cover the boning of the items to be placed in games, Now that I have a new need to learn for SIMS 2, I am currious how to add bones while in G-Max, Or else I will have to export to your tool, either way, as long as the job is done, it will make me estatic.. (3D art is not an easy thing to produce, and takes hours to produce something of quallity...) When exporting from gmax, what file extention do I need to import it into SimPE?

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Lab Assistant
#73 Old 20th Jul 2006 at 8:01 PM
I tried to put animation on a dishwasher but in mesh tool I have 4 subgroups, which groups do I have to use?
Part-time Hermit
#74 Old 20th Jul 2006 at 8:04 PM
Which dishwasher did you clone, the cheap or the expensive one?
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 20th Jul 2006 at 8:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by IgnorantBliss
Which dishwasher did you clone, the cheap or the expensive one?

the expensive one
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