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someone help me with making a animated plugin!!!

Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 3:14pm

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divaid2001

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for example I want to make a plane flying and make little spins. But I have a question. Is it possible to make a 3d model with a 3d program (a have one) where you can animated it in, and then open it in alamdv??? God that would be so cool!!! someone knows?
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 3:19pm

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b4uask30male

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The only way that would work is to animate your plane in your 3D program then export it ( with alpha channel as a tiff ) then using the EXCELLENT alamdv plugger ( downloadable from this site ) create a plugin from your animated plane.

Then lol upload your plugin here, so everyone can use your excellent plane plugin. wink
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 3:23pm

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divaid2001

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very thanks fot your reply, but am I able to use MILKSHAPE 3D (even it's a game's 3d modeling program (maybe you know some other programs I can use) and what about that alpha??? what is that and why and how??? thanks
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 3:45pm

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billy3d

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u cant render in milkshape 3d
use an app like 3dsmax, poser, maya, lightwave etc
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 3:46pm

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b4uask30male

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ok, the best way to do this..

to find what file your plane is,
these files are the most common and work with most programs

3DS
MAX
OBJ
COB
OBP
LIGHTWAVE
BVH
3DMF
DXF

If your plane has any of these as an file extension then you can use it in most of these 3D programs

3DS max
Lightwave
True Space
Cinema 4D
Bryce
Poser

( i'm sure some other people will add to this )

You can download demo's of these programs.

if you plane does not had the extension, then copy and paste this on google ( where plane = the type of plane eg: jet, jumbo, biplane, etc. )

3ds free download plane

you will then find loads of sites that offer planes in the 3ds format
( try www.3dcafe.com ) to start with.
Don't worry about the tiif and alpha for now, just try and get up and running with the above first.
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 4:23pm

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divaid2001

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what do you mean what file your plane is??? I want to make a plane IN a 3d modeling program (any links for trials?) and then export it in plugger or in alam
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 4:29pm

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divaid2001

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oh and I really want MAYA (thanks for the tip) but I can't download I trial! (any others?)
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 4:36pm

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Kram1563

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So you actually want to create the plane yourself and not usuing a mesh or anything?

If so if you are new to 3d Studio Max i would try learning a bit about it first, try searching for some tutorial links on 3d cafe or something im not to sure where tutorials are crazy if you dont want to make it yourself in the end try getting that is already made by someone and follow the instructions that B4 said a while a go smile i have been learning how to use 3d studio max for a few months now and i think im getting a long quite well its deffinately a brilliant powerful bit of software and i love it
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 4:39pm

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moebius

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Maya is out of reach for most of us - way too expensive! They do have an academic version which is really cheap (or free) but has a couple of limitations, I think.

Btw, what b4uask is saying is that you have to download a mesh in one of those formats (3DS...etc). If you're thinking of creating a plane mesh by yourself, then I'm guessing that you're a pro biggrin
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 5:06pm

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Kram1563

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Yeah i still cant create things in 3d studio max well nothing decent anyway, and ive been learning how to do the thing for a number of months now and i think i will continue too.............im dizzy think im gonna have a sit down crazy
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 5:19pm

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divaid2001

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but I was so good in milkshape redface I made great models. All I want is to make models just like i did in milkshape (and export them in open in my own movie, with alamdv) , so very easy! I had 2 background images, front and side, and put many vertices and faces them so I made great models. I don't want to tell people that i'm good in it but I just want a program which is like milkshape, but instead of export it to games I want to export my models to film. tard
Posted: Tue, 19th Nov 2002, 5:53pm

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divaid2001

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oh and what is "render" or "rendering"