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Pande

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Ok first I want to start off by saying that I am a mapper so I know about shaders, file extension, etc and not using .jpeg but using .jpg. I got all that stuff down. But it seems I just can't peice together a reskin of the Rodian model that I am making for my clan.

Here is what my .pk3 looks like... I also included the contents of a .pk3 that DOES work from another skinner... I chose a simply one, a very poor kyle reskin that is just black and white, to insure that I got the most simplest file directory and that it matched mine.

my.php?image=95890309jx0.jpgImageShack - Hosting :: 95890309jx0.jpg [Edit: Sorry Filefront won't let me post the image as an image, so here it as a link.] my.php?image=95890309jx0.jpg

Here is the model's new skin file:

hips,models/players/pk_rodian/l_leg.jpg hips_torso,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.jpg hips_cap_l_leg_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga hips_cap_torso_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga hips_cap_r_leg_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga hips_belt,models/players/pk_rodian/boots_belt_vest.jpg l_leg,models/players/pk_rodian/l_boot.jpg l_leg_cap_hips_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga r_leg,models/players/pk_rodian/boots_belt_vest.jpg r_leg_cap_hips_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga torso,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.jpg head,models/players/pk_rodian/head.jpg head_fins,models/players/rodian/fins.tga head_fins_off,models/players/rodian/fins.tga head_cap_torso_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga l_arm,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.jpg l_arm_cap_l_hand_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga l_arm_cap_torso_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga l_hand,models/players/pk_rodian/basic_hand.jpg l_hand_cap_l_arm_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga l_hand_wrist,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.jpg r_arm,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.jpg r_arm_cap_r_hand_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga r_arm_cap_torso_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga r_hand,models/players/pk_rodian/basic_hand.jpg r_hand_cap_r_arm_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga r_hand_wrist,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.jpg torso_cap_head_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga torso_cap_hips_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga torso_cap_l_arm_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga torso_cap_r_arm_off,models/players/stormtrooper/caps.tga torso_collar,models/players/pk_rodian/boots_belt_vest.jpg torso_l_shoulder,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.jpg torso_r_shoulder,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.tga torso_vest,models/players/pk_rodian/boots_belt_vest.jpg torso_augment_off,models/players/pk_rodian/torso.jpg

As you can see, it matches the files in my .pk3.

Anyway: the diagnostics.

When loaded in game I:

1. Don't see it in the player list 2. (used /model pk_rodian) Got the kyle model

I don't mind if the end result is overwriting the default rodian, although I would prefer to let my clanners choose if they use my skin.

Also, I named it aaa_PkRodian_Pande so that it would overwrite the assets pk3's. I tried zzz_PkRodian_Pande just incase this engine is different. :p

Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

Thanks, Pande




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#2 10 years ago

Looks like you've got your icon and your GLM, so I guess the stupid question is did you actually save it in your base folder?




Pande

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#3 10 years ago

Yup. The .pk3 file is located in /gamedata/base just like all my other stuff, like my custom maps.

Anyway, new stuff.

Got rid of problem number two, I now have the rodian model but with the grey and white grid for textures. And still no profile image. (I did manage to get that really early on but I don't remember how... and at that point it still gave errors, gave me normal rodian/default skin)




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#4 10 years ago

What did you change to get the model to show up?

Do you have any shaders or anything included?




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#5 10 years ago

Sounds like it is conflicting with the games shader assighn to the skin instead of your try chaging the shader and the path to it I'm not sure how else to explain it




Pande

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#6 10 years ago

Nope just changed the textures. Basically here is the system of events I followed to get this to show up with a model:

extracted .pk3 to base, and removed .pk3. (I now have gamedata/base/models/players/pk_rodian)

Got model.

Removed folder, added .pk3. Got model again.

Odd because it wasn't working before adding that model folder, but now it is and base is just the same as it was before.

And no, there are no shaders. I may be making some later but not now for sure. Gotta get textures working first. :p

Btw.. went and looked at Rodian Racer .pk3 too... same as mine, only with more textures and stuff. Same model_default.skin file, model.glm, etc.

Edit: sorry angelis didn't see your post. So I should create a basic shader for my skin, basically with each stage just being map models/players/skinimage.jpg?

And what do I do to fix my profile image disapearing?




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#7 10 years ago

Oh well its been my experiance in the past that is very much alike, but hey its JA its gonna be wierd from time to time




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#8 10 years ago

Do not create a shader for your skin unless it needs one for whatever effect you're making. If you're not adding texture effects you don't need a shader.

Pande, upload your PK3 somewhere and PM me a link (if you PM it, you'll avoid people like Angelis giving you extraneous and unhelpful advice).




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#9 10 years ago

I did not advise him to create a shader you jerk I was trying to get all the facts right and understand to help and please dont push it with me I have been working on models long before you came along




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#10 10 years ago
AngelisFX;4650908I did not advise him to create a shader you jerk I was trying to get all the facts stright and understand to help and please dont push it with me I have been working on models long before you came along

You should watch your mouth, all Inyri was trying to do was help you, and in a kind manner as well. I suggest you learn this manner from her, soon.