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| I exported a model of a cube as a test from Milkshape, and wanted to draw a red rectangle around it (in the usual way with GetSurface > vertices), but Blitz reports no surfaces!|
There appears to be no way around this - no surfaces, no vertex info.
Anyone seen this before, or have a way around it?
| I can only think that the exported mesh has a root node and your actual mesh is a child of it. |
| I just checked (I use) -|
cc = CountChildren(pictentity)
For i=1 To cc
cs = CountSurfaces(ww)
"Mesh" is returned ok.
Then cs returns zero.
Good, eh? Not!
| Hmm, import mesh into Decorator (available from Blitzcoder) export mesh again and then use that. I have had this once on a carrier I was working on and I had to do that as it seemed the ship just had a root and nothing else. |
| Thanks, that would do it.|
But I was hoping that the user could load their own choice or model (which they had created - that's the kind of app it is).
This is still possible, but I can't put a 2D rect around it to show that it can be dragged. That's all I'm trying to do.
| I had the same trouble with a targetting reticle in Fury Squadron. That was the way I got round it :) |
| Milkshape has a bug in exporting. It doesn't export entity names, or children names. I don't know if that would affect it? What i ended up doing was taking my model into Ultimate Unwrap, and adding in the names these. |
| Thanks, Ross. |
But as I said I was hoping that the user could load their own choice or model (which they had created - that's the kind of app it is).
Ah, well, at least I know it's not me, and I can give a warning, or pass on your advice.
Again, thanks to all for your comments.