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  • Mapping. Bah.

    I've been thinking of taking up mapping, and decided, "Hey, I'm pretty fluent with 3d studio now, so it can't be too hard".

    Well, I was wrong. Reeeeaaallly wrong. I tried this one basic tutorial, and got confused when it told me to "Maximize the Textured 3D viewport". I mean, I know how to maximize a viewport in 3D studio, but those freaking shortcuts aren't in UED.... and in all the views I didn't even see one of those. Maybe the tutorial was for an older version of UED or something, but anyways... could I get a bit of help here?
    The only constant is change.
    (And I wouldn't have it any other way.)

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    Knowing how to use max will be a BIG bonus if you wanna make maps for the 2k3 engine. Check out some of those 2k3 levels, they have like 1 brush in, just a big empty cube, the rest is high poly static meshes from max. Woot.

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    • #3
      to have a full view viewport in ued you simply have to got to the view tab/viewport and activate floating viewport...

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      • #4
        Dalai, you mention that some maps are constructed mainly in 3dsmax. Is gmax suitable for making these meshes and such, or is it *highly* recommended that I acquire a full version of Max? Or perhaps Maya PLE (which I'm guessing is similar to gmax)?

        Thanks!
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        Gas, brake, honk!
        Honk, honk, punch!
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        -Homer J. Simpson

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        • #5
          You might not even be able to export into a usable format with Gmax, I think the only thing that it exports to is .gmax or something like that. UED3 models need a .ASE file format to import.

          EDIT: Maya makes a free version of their software, but it's pretty complex to learn.
          http://www.alias.com/eng/products-se...le/index.shtml

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Alpha-Omega
            You might not even be able to export into a usable format with Gmax, I think the only thing that it exports to is .gmax or something like that. UED3 models need a .ASE file format to import.

            EDIT: Maya makes a free version of their software, but it's pretty complex to learn.
            http://www.alias.com/eng/products-se...le/index.shtml
            You can also use milkshape 3d
            MilkShape 3d

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            • #7
              Get the tutorials from 3dbuzz, there's the best for quick and easy learning.
              Red Guard
              Thievery UT

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              • #8
                In my opinion.--> I downloaded Gmax, Milkshape, and all those other free modeling tools, I don't think they're that great, MilkShape = Can't save/load/import in other words useless, Gmax is nice, only it has some problems/errors for me. 3D Studio Max, Maya are the best! Worth the money I'd say, or for other bad guys here, worth the connection speed if you know what I mean, but that was for the bad guys which there are none here. Well I like 3Dbuzz's tutorials on the UT2004 bonus CD, but I can't find many beginner tutorials on the 3Dbuzz site about UV mapping. So, I am still in search for some good tutorials. If anyone has found a good beginner tutorial about UV/UVW Mapping please send it to me!
                SSSSSPPPPPAAAAAMMMMM 44444 EEEEEVVVVVEEEEEAAAAA!!!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SpamSlayer
                  In my opinion.--> I downloaded Gmax, Milkshape, and all those other free modeling tools, I don't think they're that great, MilkShape = Can't save/load/import in other words useless,
                  What are you talking about? First of all milkshape isn't free but its way cheaper than MAX and secondly I can save/load/import with my milkshape just fine. Milkshape is hardly useless.

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                  • #10
                    You can actually get a 2 year 3dsmax 7 student licens for 100$... If you're a student.
                    Compared to the normal price of... 3500$ or so, that's a fairly good deal.
                    Last edited by Master-Builder; 5 Nov 2004, 07:12 AM.

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                    • #11
                      .. It's up to version 7 now? Fuck.
                      Red Guard
                      Thievery UT

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                      • #12
                        If you download the 30 day trial and change the date in windows, you can cheat the trial.

                        Not sure how well this works, but I tried moving the date back a couple days and it added a couple more onto the "days left" counter.
                        <-- Resident Nightblade suggestion attorney...

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                        • #13
                          Try setting your windows clock waaaay ahead before installing, then switching it to the real date once it's installed, that tends to work with some stuff as well
                          It's amazing the shoddy programming some people get away with...
                          It's not my fault everything you like is terrible.

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                          • #14
                            Altho some programs detect the Cheat.
                            Ah, to be a hero. Keeping such company...

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                            • #15
                              There are of course also other ways to get around those 30 day limits.
                              Red Guard
                              Thievery UT

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