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Author Topic: My Blender Journey :P  (Read 8514 times)

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My Blender Journey :P
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:29:28 AM »
I find that after TL1CP i dont seem to have any desire to create new classes and im not skilled enough to attempt a TC or anything like that. But i would love to get new items into the game if i can, maybe even help Anarch with his TL1 Armors mod XD .

So i will (once again) attempt to learn Blender. Just thought id share this and hopefully doing so will shame me into actually getting it done! :D anyway wish me luck!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 07:23:54 AM by Phanjam »



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Re: Learning to use Blender
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 11:02:21 AM »
Go, PJ, go!  ;)

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Re: Learning to use Blender
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 12:52:48 AM »
Good luck, PJ!

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Re: Learning to use Blender
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 09:34:32 AM »
LOL! Thanks Kva and Gyt!!!

Well I downloaded Blender which is now version 2.77a and also downloaded the scripts recommended by SixShot in his tutorial.

I will install and test the set-up in the next few days. I hope those scripts will work with version 2.77a :D !



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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 08:37:56 AM »
First of all, I renamed this thread to "my blender journey" because something tells me it is really going to be a journey! :D

So...
Spoiler
Say hello to my leettle friend!


First challenge - import a standard TL2 character mesh into Blender - done.

Tutorial/s used: Torchlight to Blender Import Export by Wolven

It was not straightforward though - I only got to this stage by first generating the .XML files manually (drag-&-drop on to the OGRE XML Converter shortcut) and putting them into the same folder as the .MESH and .SKELETON files.  So I guess I cheated.  I hope I can solve this eventually.

From here I will try to follow SixShotOverdrive's tutorial for combining mesh pieces.
 



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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 09:31:17 AM »
Hey @Kva3imoda can I ask for some guidance pls?

I tried to import one of the TL1 wardrobe .MESH files (the Alch's Homunculus set) but I got this error message...



not sure what to do now - my guess is it needs a different i/o script?



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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 01:56:43 PM »
not sure what to do now - my guess is it needs a different i/o script?
Well, I'm using Blender v. 2.65. I remember some issues with more recent version.

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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 02:02:05 PM »
My short guide for Blender: click
« Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 02:03:57 PM by Kva3imoda »

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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 01:40:17 AM »
Well, I'm using Blender v. 2.65. I remember some issues with more recent version.
I guess I can try to install an earlier version...

How about the main import/export script? The link in your short tut points to
ImportExportTL_blender25x_v0.6.1.zip (Sep 27, 2012)
but there is a later one...
ImportExportTL_blender25x_v0.6.2.zip (Mar 10, 2013)
Are you using the 6.1 version also?

Thanks again!



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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 02:41:08 AM »
but there is a later one...
ImportExportTL_blender25x_v0.6.2.zip (Mar 10, 2013)
I am using the older version v0.6.1, but I tried a new one v0.6.2 - it works too.

Are you using the 6.1 version also?
Nope.  :)
I use 2.49b for some specific tasks
2.65 as the main tool
2.76b for export in FBX fomat

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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2016, 06:31:20 AM »
Quote from: Kva3imoda
I am using the older version v0.6.1, but I tried a new one v0.6.2 - it works too.

Okay thanks! I'm not a power user so, for now, I will just try to make my v2.65 installation work properly and consistently :D

EDIT
Should I be using 32bit Blender?  I have Win10 so I installed v 2.65a 64bit...  :-[
« Last Edit: December 24, 2016, 09:54:03 AM by Phanjam »



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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2016, 11:14:41 PM »
Should I be using 32bit Blender?  I have Win10 so I installed v 2.65a 64bit...  :-[
I use 64bit.

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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2016, 03:39:29 AM »
Thanks Kva. I also checked v2.68-64bit (because I had it from an earlier download). tried it but it also did not work.

Then I noticed from Dusho's scripts documentation he said use OGRETools v1.6.3 for TL1 models and v1.7.2 for TL2 models. So i tried that too but it still gives the 'boneID'  error message :(

Can you suggest anything else I can try Kva?



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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2016, 05:05:42 AM »
Can you suggest anything else I can try Kva?
:) Yeah!

I have not seen you import Alchemist sets.
I tried to import one of the TL1 wardrobe .MESH files (the Alch's Homunculus set) but I got this error message...
You picked a bad set, try another.  8) This homunculus set contains some error, I do not know the solution yet.

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Re: My Blender Journey :P
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 05:16:11 AM »
Haha! Thanks for the tip Kva. I will try it now ;)



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