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What's the best free 3d modeling tool on bf1942

Postby E-3 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:10 pm

I'm new to 3D modelling on bf1942 everything I've read so far its suggested
I need to use 3ds max however this 3D model tool is not free I'm very expensive
also i have read it doesn't work with bf1942 plugin anymore
so what options do I have on Windows 7 / 10 in 2018
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Re: What's the best free 3d modeling tool on bf1942

Postby Ruuga » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:43 pm

I personally use Blender and then export the model into .3ds -file. Then I import it in Gmax and use the BF42-extension found in the Mod development toolkit to export it into BF42's standardmesh.
Blender sometimes messes up the UV-maps when it converts the file to .3ds-file format, so you propably need another modeling tool like Wings 3D.

So basically:
Create the model in Blender ->
Export in .3ds ->
Import it in Wings 3D->
Export in .3ds again ->
Import to Gmax ->
Export to standardmesh with BF42 expansion for Gmax

Someone else has propably a better way to create BF42 meshes but I haven't found any other way to create meshes without problems. But once this process becomes routined it's not such a big hassle.
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Re: What's the best free 3d modeling tool on bf1942

Postby Swaffy » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:33 am

Just get a torrent for 3ds Max 7, lol.

If you are on Win 7 (no idea if this works on 10) then make a shortcut with this target:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity C "C:\Program Files (x86)\3dsmax7\3dsmax.exe"

This will run the program with a proper CPU affinity
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