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TksSdo
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject:   W3DM2ASE Tutorial Reply with quote

Convert the w3dm files into ase file, and open it in 3D Studio MAX

First, you need this program,  w3dm2ase

1) With the BIG Editor open DemoStreams.big from the "CnC 3 Demo" and extract the following files:
static_demo_common.bin
static_demo_common.emp
static_demo_common.manifest
static_demo_common.relo

2) Use the Bin Opener and open "static_demo_common.manifest" file and extract the .w3dm files from "W3D Mech" section:
Example: GUAPC.w3dm;
and the texture, from the "Texture" section:
Example: GUAPC.dds;

3) Use a Graphic Program to convert the *.dds file to *.tga (I recommend Deep Exploration for this)

4) Put the files (*.w3dm / *.tga)  in the w3dm2ase folder

5) Open the MS-DOS of your PC (Start-Programs-Accesories-System Simbol or MS-DOS)

6) Navigate to your w3dm2ase folder
Example:



7) And tip:

w3dm2ase -i  *.w3dm -o *.ase -t *.tga

Where * as the name of the file (to *.ase file, write any name)
Example:



press enter to create the *.ase file in the same folder
use Deep Exploration to open the file, and save it in *.3ds format,
and get it ready for usage.

Note: The .tga file is required for the .ase texture. Deep exploration transform the *.tga into *.bmp file
for *.3ds file

Key Words: #Tutorials #Modding #TiberiumWars #KanesWrath #RedAlert3 #TiberianTwilight #3dsMax #W3dm2ase #3DModels #Media 

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool ^_^!

i gotta try this...but when i get 3ds Max Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mind giving us something that doesn't force us to buy extra 3d software for conversion to 3DS max models? I don't wanna pay about 2000 bucks to get Deep Exploration just so I can simply convert a few models from .ase to .3ds. Call me stupid, but I have better use for my money.

Besides, wouldn't it be easier to simply have it convert to .3ds directly instead of .ase? Or is it illegal, because the DE devs made a copyright on tools that convert anything to .3ds? (That would be simply crazy)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex06 wrote:
Mind giving us something that doesn't force us to buy extra 3d software for conversion to 3DS max models? I don't wanna pay about 2000 bucks to get Deep Exploration just so I can simply convert a few models from .ase to .3ds. Call me stupid, but I have better use for my money.

Besides, wouldn't it be easier to simply have it convert to .3ds directly instead of .ase? Or is it illegal, because the DE devs made a copyright on tools that convert anything to .3ds? (That would be simply crazy)


just wait till it passes the giveaway of the day XD
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't there a quick, simple .ase to .3ds converter, or even a .w3dm to .3ds converter?

EDIT: Ok, can anyone convert for me the scorpion tank and slingshot from .w3dm to .3ds files? If you can convert animations for both units, that'd be really nice, too.

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Stygs
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex06 wrote:
Besides, wouldn't it be easier to simply have it convert to .3ds directly instead of .ase? Or is it illegal, because the DE devs made a copyright on tools that convert anything to .3ds? (That would be simply crazy)


Of course it would be easier - but as long as no one writes a new converter, there no other way than this :/

And this way sucks, since a) it wont work for me (cant import the new ase files) and b) you cant convert animations/bones and the models need a lot of work before you can use them for a mod :/

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3D Object Converter can convert straight from .w3dm to .3ds (or like 99 other formats) and is only $50 compared with $2000 for Deep Exploration or whatever.

And there is no way to extract animation data out of the game.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Ok, can anyone convert for me the scorpion tank and slingshot from .w3dm to .3ds files? If you can convert animations for both units, that'd be really nice, too


Ok, this is the Slingshot, it is divide in 3 parts: Boddy, Turret and Barls.


Slingshot.rar
 Description:
Slingshot

Download
 Filename:  Slingshot.rar
 Filesize:  280 KB
 Downloaded:  699 Time(s)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can use that Slingshot as well. Sweet. Any chance you can convert the dead TS titans and the Nod Scorpion Tank?

sweet sausages, dude.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a Russian host...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok sorry, is my fault #Tongue
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