Maplet questions

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Happy Sammy(Posted 2007) [#1]
Hi all,

1. maplet exports to b3d and we could add texture with decorator. If we need to change the model, must we go back to maplet to edit and add texture from scratch in decorator?

2. Is anyone developing a maplet-liked modeller?
(I remembered a similar post 1 or 2 months ago)

Thanks in advance

*(Posted 2007) [#2]
1. You could import the b3d into something else, although I would reedit and retexture in Maplet/Decorator

2. I think Chroma was doing something like Maplet IIRC

Happy Sammy(Posted 2007) [#3]
Thanks for info.

1. Are there any workaround?? Reedit and retexture is a long process...


jfk EO-11110(Posted 2007) [#4]
Maplet is really a oneway street. ALWAYS make sure to finfish things in Maplet. You may have to learn this the hard way :o/ and so did I.

Currently, when I really have to edit something, then I import the B3D in in Giles, save as 3ds (without lightmap), import in 3dsMAX, edit (use eg: EditMesh Modifier), then save as 3ds, reimport in giles and finish lightmapping etc. in giles.

Instead of 3dsMAX you can also use other Mesh editors that are capable of importing 3ds files properly.

For this 3ds path make sure to use texture names that are no longer than 12 chars, in 8.3 format.

I'm not sure if things like VertexAlpha etc. are handled correctly. That's however no problem with plain Maplet meshes.

Happy Sammy(Posted 2007) [#5]
Thank you for info.