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by brice
Sat May 05, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Insurrection 1.1.7
Replies: 590
Views: 118625

If you are on linux, your zip handler may be old. I've had a similar problem with many of the zipped mods. I usually use a console file browser called midnight commander -- a clone of the venerable norton commander from DOS days. The version I have can dive into rar files no prob, but some newer zip...
by brice
Fri May 04, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

OK! If you know any Python, you might want to look at the following two pages: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/Advanced_Tutorials/Python_Scripting/Export_scripts http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/Advanced_Tutorials/Python_Scripting/Import_scripts Writing a ver...
by brice
Thu May 03, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

Sure! I'll put something together. But most (if not all) of the info is a few posts back. The one about the DEC .off format. Blender can both export and import it. And it is the simplest file format I've ever seen. The only thing you'd have to check for in the .off --> .shp direction would be for &q...
by brice
Thu May 03, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

... hey you beat me to it! Yes OFFSET can solve the whole enchilada with one formula pasted into every cell. Sweet and simple as long as you get the "$" in the right places. And the answer is... A B C D E F G H I J K L 0: 0.00 -0.11 0.00 0: 0 0 0: 0.00 -0.11 0.00 0: 1: 0.48 0.08 0.00 1: 15...
by brice
Thu May 03, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

OK uhm, is that going to result in; 0: 0 1: 1 2: 2 or 0:0 2:1 1:2 [ ... ] That should fix the issue... probably! You're right! I'm missing a lookup with my cheap sort! It did seem too good to be true, but that's what hapens when I don't do stuff out longhand on paper... like I just did, and realize...
by brice
Thu May 03, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

Thanks! Until someone figures out the vertex remapping in shape files, there is a round-about way to get Darwinia .shp fragments into Blender. You can use a DEC .off file to import just the vertices / positions, and then you can rebuild the faces by hand. For most Darwinia shapes this is pretty simp...
by brice
Wed May 02, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

(sorry, xander, I've make a blog of this thread) ...In order to paste a .shp file's coordinate list (Positions) into a DEC .off file, they must first be reordered so the vertices are in numerical order. At first this seemed straightforward. But it isn't. I wrongly imagined that the Vertices list was...
by brice
Wed May 02, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

...It turns out Darwinia is perfectly happy with either whitespace or comma delimiters in shape files. This applies to both coordinate lists and triangle lists (and probably everything, although I haven't checked). Trailing commas are OK too. So if you get data out of Blender or some other modelling...
by brice
Wed May 02, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

...Unfortunately Blender can't re-import Softimage XSI files. So the above export method is a one way street. However there is another very simple file format which Blender can both export and import: DEC Object File Format (.off). There are a few caveats, but this format would make a good basis for...
by brice
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Rocket Never Goes Online
Replies: 8
Views: 2954

Re: Rocket Never Goes Online

...xander... erm... xander? I'm going to assume that xander has something to say... eyra ... there's no need. My original question to xander was based on my own foolishness. The case is solved as far as I'm concerned. ...Unless you or anyone else want to talk about what the EscapeRocket is capable ...
by brice
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Rocket Never Goes Online
Replies: 8
Views: 2954

EDIT2: the script CAN be made to fire on the first launch! :) The rocket is supposd to be dynamic, and there is an additional flag parameter in the mission file: Buildings_StartDefinition # Type id x z tm rx rz isGlobal # ========================================================================== Esc...
by brice
Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Rocket Never Goes Online
Replies: 8
Views: 2954

Rocket Never Goes Online

EDIT: forget about it! I screwed up. The "launchpad_victory.txt" string IS in my executable -- I just don't know how to use my file viewer (shame: I left the "backwards" option on when I tried to search the 1.4.0b9 executable... from the beginning!) About the EscapeRocket and the...
by brice
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes
Replies: 107
Views: 34705

Shape Files: Import & Export Blender Meshes

Hi all, I've been busy hacking all the shape files in Darwinia. (Well, except for the trunkports and goddishes and a few other venerable and iconic things.) I've built most of my models from the fragments in the original game models. Mix-n-match & scale. Most of my work has been done using sprea...
by brice
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Start Pylon WORKING & Yard Incubator Strangeness
Replies: 18
Views: 7940

Can't top MrBunsy for grammar responses... If this isn't what you're talking about, then I've got no idea. her tidy herd waves above a far shock so why does the pan chancellor reform a war fear and the curly arrow revenges a tongue opposite the taking faucet What's the question that's actually being...
by brice
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Mod Projects
Topic: Start Pylon WORKING & Yard Incubator Strangeness
Replies: 18
Views: 7940

Thanks! :) Also, I was able to remove the generator and the control tower from Generator, and it still worked. Thus, getting a StartPylon to work requires the following, all in the same level: ⋅ A TrunkPort linked to a level called "Generator" ⋅ A StartPylon toggled by ...

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