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Viewing character models with a 3D program?

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Post Thu May 24, 2007 5:22 pm

Viewing character models with a 3D program?

Hello all.

I know you can import ships into Milkshape 3D, and you can change skins for the game, but is it possible to export the character models (with or without the other parts and props) into a 3D editor like Milkshape?

Better yet, is it possible to re-create the joint points on a body, so I can move it around and change the way it poses?

I don't really want to mod the game, just to be able to change skins and view them with some sort of editor, without going in and out of the game.

Basically, I was thinking of making a Freelancer comic strip, but I can't really draw too well. I figure, if I can view the model with skins and all, and if it were possible to change, for example, the hand and face gestures, I could just take screenshots of those have the art side of it done already.

Post Fri May 25, 2007 12:51 pm

short answer: no.

long answer: the characters are all made up of different models, and they cant be imported anyway. you can change this skin tho, and they will appear different. ie, crossfire and OP-R8R's juni. Blessed are the minds of teens like us.

theres a tut somewhere about skinning npcs but i can't find it

Edited by - lancerlover on 5/25/2007 2:31:23 PM

Post Fri May 25, 2007 8:12 pm

Lancerlover; if you happen to come across that it, would you please?
I'd like to see some "Blue Skins" .

Post Fri May 25, 2007 11:37 pm

there is a tool which can handle such files
it originally was created for another game (ive found an article about it about 2 years ago)
unfortunatly i wasnt able to contact the creator of that tool

Post Sat May 26, 2007 5:39 am

Aldebaran28's tutorial

OP-R8R what game was it for and any chance of a link to the article, I know 2 years is a long time so I'm not expecting to remember it.

**shuffles off with a new headache**

Post Sat May 26, 2007 8:19 am

i dont have the link anymore
all i remember is that it was just a small game... some kind of fan project and that there were tons of pics on that site showing how those dfm files were created

i didnt pay that much attention since there wasnt a download or a visible way to contact the author

Post Sun May 27, 2007 11:40 pm

Hmm, I was afraid of that.

Oh well, thanks for the replies, guys. And, if you can remember that program, definitely let us know

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