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Yamacon

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#1 12 years ago

hi guys, i was wondering how do you create new models for the game, which program do you use as i cannot find any software on the net, also how would i go about texturing these models? someone help me because i wouldnt mind helping a mod team out or 2 by creating some units




neverending digits

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#2 12 years ago

I believe it's all included in the Relic dev kit, which can be found on dawnofwar.filefront.com. Try searching for << Relic Developer's Network Tools >>.

Relic is full of tools, though. :rolleyes:




IBBoard

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#3 12 years ago

To make new models you need the mod tools (they contain an exporter) and you need 3DStudio Max (yes, the program that costs several thousand dollars for a license). Only 3DSMax has an exporter to convert its model in to game models. I think searching "mod tools" is more likely to find results on DoWfiles.

As for texturing, you need my [color=blue]Dawn of War Texture Tool[/color]. Relic's mod tools assume that anyone wanting to texture will be doing it at the point of exporting the model to the game, and so don't include a stand-alone texturing app.

If you need tutorials on modelling in DoW, then I'd recommend the RDN Wiki, Relic's Adeptus Modificatus forum and, for skinning, my DoW Tutorials section.




The_splurge

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#4 12 years ago

This question has been asked before, and the answer is located inside the FAQ I created. *sigh*




IBBoard

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#5 12 years ago

Cheer up, you'll get used to it eventually. Stickies and FAQ threads mean very little to a lot of people and they think it's less effort to just ask rather than looking ;)




The_splurge

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#6 12 years ago

Yeah, I've realised that. Ah well. It saves typing answers out now, I can just post links. :D