I want a program that will show weapon GLM and MD3 files in relation to the player in both first and third-person view. I would also like to se the effects in ploay with the weapon as well, so I can see where the repeater shots come out or how the saber core is out. Like sabers, I want to see where my model will show up when I play, or guns the MD3 files have to be in the right spot to show up right in first-person. I want a program like this so I don't have to load up Academy everytime I want to see where the weapon shows up. Does anyone know where there is a program like this? Or would anyone make a program like this? If someone did, it would really help a lot of people. Anyone?
If you want to view the weapon in relation to the charecter, use modview. expand
once that is expanded, you expand "Tag Surfaces" in the subtree. Once that is expanded, pick a point on the model you wish to place the weapon on...I use "*r_hand". Now right click on *r_hand and the option "bolt model to the tag surface" opens up. There are actually 2 options...one is for adding multiple weapons to one hand, the other is removing the weapon already there and adding a new weapon. Now when you select the bolt model to tag option, it will bring you to the default model you are viewing, you keep hitting the "up one level" button until you get to the weapons2 folder, opening the weapons 2 folder, find the folder of the weapon you want to use. Open that folder and double click on the model.glm for that weapon. Now it will appear on the charecter model as it will appear in game. Now a new branch will appear in the ==>model.glm<== tree. This branch is called "boltons". Expand boltons and select "tag surfaces" that should expand to "*flash" if you have a gun(not sure what it is for sabers). Anyhoot, that shows where the projectile comes from and the relation of the weapon to charecter, but only in third person. If you wish to view the weapon model in first person, you will need md3view...but I am not too familiar about viewing tags and orientation with this program. You can also use md3view to view map models. Both of these programs are free and availiable in the JO and JA SDK tools set. I hope this helps, good luck!