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Example Suite Everything guide v. 0.14

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 09:26
by DestinedToDie
Want to try your hand at making objects for the Example Suite, but finding it difficult to navigate the mess of old installation guides, broken links and missing xml files? Here's something I combined from them that works easily.

Link to Roadmap!

https://bugs.openmw.org/projects/examplesuite/roadmap

Installing OpenMW-Template:

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3003

Blender 2.49 tools installation

Quick package (untested) http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/42755/?
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Blender 2.7x -> Blender 2.49B
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Blender NIF exporting
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Blender NIF collision
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Blender NIF/KF animation
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OSG Tools installation
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OSG Export
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OSG collision

No idea how to do these. If anyone knows, write instructions and I'll include them here.

OSG animations
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Normal and Specular maps

https://wiki.openmw.org/index.php?title=TextureModding

When uploading to Redmine
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Naming conventions
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Additional guidelines
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Re: How to install Blender 2.49B nifscripts made easy (windo

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 09:52
by psi29a
Thanks for this! :)

I found a bundle on nexusmods awhile back that did this as well and worked with wine too.

http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/40980/? <-- while it says oblivion, it should also work on morrowind objects.

Re: How to install Blender 2.49B nifscripts made easy (windo

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 13:58
by johndh
psi29a wrote: I found a bundle on nexusmods awhile back that did this as well and worked with wine too.

http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/40980/? <-- while it says oblivion, it should also work on morrowind objects.
That's the one I'm currently using, running on Wine. It's a lot more convenient than hunting down and installing all of the different components. Just make sure to select Morrowind from the list upon exporting.
nif export settings.png

Re: Example Suite easy modeling starting kit (Windows)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 17:05
by DestinedToDie
I think I'm done for now. If anyone spots any gaps, feel free to write instructions and I will include them in the OP.

Re: Example Suite easy modeling starting kit (Windows)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 17:11
by psi29a
Great work, thank you for this. :)

This would be great for in the wiki I think, would you mind if someone (me?) ports this over to our wiki?

Question for you, you labeled this for windows. Almost all the scripts are in python, so the question is... how windows specific is this?

Re: Example Suite easy modeling starting kit (Windows)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 17:12
by DestinedToDie
Any pathing I gave is specific to what I see on my windows. I have no idea what the pathing is on your OS.

Edit: Just dropping a link for later experimenting. http://trac.openscenegraph.org/projects ... es/osgconv

Re: Example Suite easy modeling starting kit (Windows) v. 0.

Posted: 30 Jan 2016, 13:18
by Berandas
I should do some experiments with this osg exporter, thanks for the guidelines. I have some questions about creature animation and the new engine though.
Is OpenMW engine going to allow us to use more Idle/Attack animations in creature files?
The original engine wasn't using sounds (in creature text files) that contained spaces in their names (there were even some vanilla creatures with such sound files, that were never played), is this going to be fixed?
Can we get turn right/turn left animtion working for creatures? (It's necessary especially for large creatures)
Is it possible to have animated collision boxes or different collision shapes for creatures?

Re: Example Suite easy modeling starting kit (Windows) v. 0.

Posted: 10 Feb 2016, 08:28
by DestinedToDie
Figured out how to get .dds files working with .osgt and added it to the instructions.

Also added minor guides to uploading to Redmine.

Re: Example Suite easy modeling starting kit (Windows) v. 0.

Posted: 10 Feb 2016, 10:01
by psi29a
Now that is super. Thank you!

By the way, I use a combination here:

windows blender 2.49b with osgexport: this allows me to port from nif to osg
linux blender 2.74 with osgexport: allows for latest blender to osg support

The interesting thing here is that osgexport is directly from the author's github and not from scrawl's.

What exactly is the difference between scrawl's version and the original? With Scrawl's updates go back upstream?

Re: Example Suite easy modeling starting kit (Windows) v. 0.

Posted: 10 Feb 2016, 10:26
by DestinedToDie
psi29a wrote:
The interesting thing here is that osgexport is directly from the author's github and not from scrawl's.

What exactly is the difference between scrawl's version and the original? With Scrawl's updates go back upstream?
I can't say I know the difference, but can you please give me the link to Scrawl's?