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Tutorials Let's Start 3d-moddeling - Part I 1.1

A very basic tutorial, step by step, for people who are willing to start 3D-Moddeling - Part I

  1. Mr.X²

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    Mr.X² submitted a new resource:

    Let's start 3D-Moddeling - Part I - A very basic tutorial, step by step, for people who are willing to start 3D-Moddeling - Part I

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  2. Artmaster

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    I know I have to be patient but I'm totally ready for the next tutorial:

    TelfairMansion_LOD4.jpg

    :D
     
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  3. Mr.X²

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    looks great so far (y)
    now i got motivation to finish the next part as fast as possible :p
    *opens 3ds max* :D
     
  4. The Funky Monk

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    This is a great tutorial Mr.X
     
  5. pauliaxz

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    Nice. Tutorial covers the beginnings of modelling.
    Will Part 2 be about UVW mapping or about more advanced modelling (working with edges, vertices, welding, inserting new vertices, cutting, etc.)?
     
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  6. Mr.X²

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    part 2 is about texturing lod3
    i will not explain more advanced modelling in those tutorials ;) (maybe welding, but dont know yet)
     
  7. Mr.X²

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  8. iiMKenny

    iiMKenny Unskilled Worker

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    do you have to use 3ds max 2012 or can you use any 3ds max? I downloaded the citiesXL suite and I tried using 3ds max 2014 but I'm given this error message during launch: 1.PNG and this one after I click "ok": 2.PNG

    When I launch 3DS Max and try to find the cities XL exporter nothing shows up, there is no option for it. 3.PNG

    So, if I need to use 2012, how do I get it? Autodesk no longer offers that version online, and I can't find it anywhere, or am I doing something wrong here?
     
  9. Mr.X²

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    @iiMKenny

    yes, you need 3ds max 2012 for that plugin. theres is also one available for 3ds max 2008. other versions are not compatible with it. unfortunately 2012 version is gone from autodesk website so the only way to get it is to search for it "somewhere else"

    of course u can also use the new plugin for xxl only. but mods created with that one will crash xl game version. good thing about it: it will work with every software that supports .fbx file format, for example max2014.
     
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  10. iiMKenny

    iiMKenny Unskilled Worker

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    Thanks Mr X^2 haha. For some reason the website won't let me respond to the message you sent me. It keeps marking it as spam, but thanks for the information and the help
     
  11. selodinger

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    @Mr.X² thank you for this decent tutorial, it's helpful :)
    Finally, I just started practising something, an ordinary building.
    Register or to view Spoiler content!
     
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  12. East Pavilion-er

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    I am playing with XXL and is the processes in part V still hold true? i.e. Does the way of creating the localization file and other things still the same in both XL and XXL?
     
  13. Mr.X²

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    yes it is.
    Only difference at all is the creation of .sgbin file IF you use a newer version of 3ds max than 2012 or another software. Everything else is still the same.
     
  14. East Pavilion-er

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    Hi Mr.X2, I have another problem. I am doing one experimental mod "littlehouse" and it is finished in 3ds max 2019. (Yes, 2019, it came out a month ago)
    upload_2018-6-24_22-25-50.png
    and exported it into a .fbx format.
    upload_2018-6-24_22-26-18.png
    But when I try to put the .fbx file into the xxl viewer, it showed nothing.
    upload_2018-6-24_22-27-18.png
    Is there anything wrong with my littlehouse experiment? Please tell me. Thank you very much!
     
  15. Mr.X²

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    I assume its due to missing shaders.
    The process in newer versions than 2012 is different. Unfortunately i cannot tell you how to do this since ive never done it myself.
    Maybe @PaulJChris or @Monty knows. I think PJC posted it somewhere here in the forums years ago, but not sure. Maybe you can find a documentary provided by FHI somewhere.
    Sorry, cannot help you with that :(

    Edit: made a quick search and found these threads, maybe theres something helpful in: 3ds max 2012 gone and Import FBX in Artist Suite
     
  16. East Pavilion-er

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    Not really beneficial tho, but during the meantime I found a download of 3ds max 2012, so I'll be switching. One more question: is 3ds max 2012 compatible with windows 10? I am currently using a windows 7 machine but will switch soon.
     
  17. Mr.X²

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    never tried it, but pretty sure it is
     
  18. Vanya

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    Hey, hello. It's probably too late, but I really want to do it, but the fact is that I'm Russian and absolutely do not understand anything in your tutorial. Do not tell me how to get out of this situation, I'll just ask for help. Thank you in advance, I kiss you
     

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