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    Can't find tutorial

    Hi,

    I'm trying to figure out Lods for making a building in GMAX, I beleive I need the tutorial I've seen mentioned in a post:

    Yes for GMAX. The building tutorial in the FS2004 GMAX gamepack "docs" folder describes how to.

    "C:\gmax\gamepacks\fs2004\docs\gmaxSceneryTuto rial .doc"


    I would gather it would be similar for FSDS, but I haven't tried it in that tool and don't know the specific steps there.


    The tutorial is part of the FS2004 SDK

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555857
    But the link is dead and I can't see this kit in the SDK thread on here (might just be being daft). Could someone point me in the right direction please?

    Thanks.

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    The entire FS2004 sdk can be found at several places on the web, FlyAway Simulation being one. There's quite a lot of it...
    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairyspin View Post
    The entire FS2004 sdk can be found at several places on the web, FlyAway Simulation being one. There's quite a lot of it...
    Thank you.

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    This tutorial is really useful, but I have one problem that I wonder if someone can quickly help with. (My online searches aren't seeming to solve it).

    I'm dividing an edge and creating a vertice, how do I ensure that the vertice is exactly in the middle?

    Thanks if you can help.

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    You want Meshtools 2.5 from ScriptSpot - itís free.

    http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/Meshtools

    Just make sure youíre working in Editable Poly when using the tools. Highly recommended!


    I did a thread on setting up a toolbar in Gmax for Meshtools:-

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...-for-MeshTools
    Tom
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    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

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    Thanks; the install directions in the readme refer to 3dsmax4, I have 'discreet Gmax (with CFS3 gamepack)', do you happen to know if it can be installed for what I have?

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    Meshtools 2.5 works fine with Gmax, I used it for years. 3ds Max has the same functionality built in since version 9 or thereabouts. (Gmax is Max version 4 with certain features disabled)
    Tom
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

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    Thanks,do you recall how to install it by any chance?

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    The zip file includes a readme.txt! However, since it's targeted at 3ds Max 4 users:—



    1. copy Meshtools-Macroscripts.mcr to ...gmax/ui/macroscripts

    2. copy Meshtools-Functions.ms to ...gmax/stdplugs/stdscripts

    3. copy the icons MeshTools16a, MeshTools16i, MeshTools24a and MeshTools24i.bmp to ...gmax\ui\Icons



    You can now follow the other linked thread to make a useful toolbar.
    Tom
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairyspin View Post
    The zip file includes a readme.txt! However, since it's targeted at 3ds Max 4 users:ó



    1. copy Meshtools-Macroscripts.mcr to ...gmax/ui/macroscripts

    2. copy Meshtools-Functions.ms to ...gmax/stdplugs/stdscripts

    3. copy the icons MeshTools16a, MeshTools16i, MeshTools24a and MeshTools24i.bmp to ...gmax\ui\Icons



    You can now follow the other linked thread to make a useful toolbar.
    Yes I was reading that, but I don't have a macroscripsts or Icons folder in UI, or anything in stdplugs other than a file called ExportM3d.dle; is it just case of adding in those folders manually, then putting the files in, will that work?

    Apologies if I'm being dull here.

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    I don't understand that at all, the ui/macroscripts folder is a standard gmax folder, as is stdplugs/stdscripts. Are you sure you're using Gmax v1.2? (Help menu, About gmax...) There was an earlier version 1.1 if I remember correctly.
    Tom
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairyspin View Post
    I don't understand that at all, the ui/macroscripts folder is a standard gmax folder, as is stdplugs/stdscripts. Are you sure you're using Gmax v1.2? (Help menu, About gmax...) There was an earlier version 1.1 if I remember correctly.
    Yes, says it is 1.2, I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling it.

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    I think I have found my issue with Gmax; it was originally installed outside of programme files(x86) and this hadn't installed properly. I've reinstalled in that location and I see a whole host of extra files in the folders mentioned above.

    Thanks. Hopefull now I can get the useful tools added in etc.

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