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Modding Tutorial 1 - Making Grilles


#1

Considering we often get emails from 3d artists who want to make art assets for us, I figured I’d start doing a series of tutorials for modeling the different types of assets used by Automation. Starting with the simplest type, Grilles.

Here is the video tutorial for Grilles - youtu.be/xJ9XRDcDAbc

Requirements

[ul]]3DS Max 2013 (Exporter works with 2010 and 2012 too, but sample max file only works in 2013)
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]Kee Exporter tools -automationgame.com/gamefiles/KajiraExporters.zip
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]Sample Grilles Max File and Textures -automationgame.com/gamefiles/SampleGrilles.zip/:m][/ul]

Automation Build B1416 - viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4731

Please post stuff you’ve made in this thread, and feel free to post any questions about the modding/import process here too.

If you’re interested in us using some of your models ingame, please let us know, and we can get you to sign some stuff saying we’re legally allowed to do so. Of course this is subject to the models being of the appropriate quality to use ingame. And you’re by no means obligated to let us have your models if you don’t want to.


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#2

Thanks for the tutorial :slight_smile:

This Works for the headlights and another parts?


#3

Will you use this assets in the official releases after their quality has been proved?


#4

[quote=“Daffyflyer”]
If you’re interested in us using some of your models ingame, please let us know, and we can get you to sign some stuff saying we’re legally allowed to do so. Of course this is subject to the models being of the appropriate quality to use ingame. And you’re by no means obligated to let us have your models if you don’t want to.[/quote]

EDIT.: The thumbnail maker does not seem to work at all. It’s typed is exactly the same as the help() says.



#5

[quote=“vmo”]Thanks for the tutorial :slight_smile:

This Works for the headlights and another parts?[/quote]

No, they’re quite a lot more complex. More tutorials coming later on for that!


#6

[quote=“Daffyflyer”]

[quote=“vmo”]Thanks for the tutorial :slight_smile:

This Works for the headlights and another parts?[/quote]

No, they’re quite a lot more complex. More tutorials coming later on for that![/quote]

The wings and the vents can be made with this tutorial?


#7

well, wings could not be made for sure, since there is some skinning going on, vents…perhaps, I’m not sure.


#8

This is brilliant! Now I can try and make grilles from my favourite cars! (I’ve already tried to make headlights and wings without a tutorial like this, it didn’t go well :stuck_out_tongue:)


#9

Stickied the thread. It would be flooded soon otherwise (or at least I hope it would.)


#10

I had this error with Autodesk 3DS Max 2010 X86 (the same error in X64).


I use windows 8.1.


#11

You might try putting a KajiraExport2010.dle file in there. I have the 3DS Max 2013, so I don’t know if this will help, but it’s worth trying at least.


#12

Solved (and the solution): I had unblocked all kajira plugins (right click->properties->unblock file), accept. The message appears, but you can export.


#13

With the plugins, you only need the version for your max (i.e. 2010). And it is 32bit only.


#14

Bug: when you put any custom grille, when you scroll down the grilles list, the second page grilles can’t use: you click to any grille (inclusive the game grilles, ONLY THE SECOND PAGE AND NEXT PAGES of parts), and nothing: the grille is not selected, and you can’t use this grilles: the first page, yes: you can use.


#15

Can I import a grille maked in Sketchup Pro (exported in 3ds the grille), and import in 3DS Max?.

Thanks.


#16

Quick question: How are the grills sorted?


#17

What?


#18

[quote=“vmo”]Can I import a grille maked in Sketchup Pro (exported in 3ds the grille), and import in 3DS Max?.

Thanks.[/quote]

I don’t know, as long as the mesh you end up with has the right sort of structure etc. it SHOULD work. Try it!


#19

Currently, alphabetically by folder name


#20

Are you sure it’s working as intended?

My first grille is second from last, my 2nd grille is sixth (seventh after I put my WIP in there) and my WIP 3rd grille is third, even though they are all called KubbyGrille