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Fleshlight #1 Posted Sep 06 2010 - 00:02

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Anyone know if there's a way to view 3D models of the tanks out of game? I want to make some "still" shots at various angles
of each tank available, so that I can make a compendium of pictures showing the various "weak spots" to aim at for each and every
tank in the game.

cDa #2 Posted Sep 06 2010 - 00:11

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yes a model viewer  would come in handy for modders and skinners

1914 #3 Posted Sep 06 2010 - 00:18

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yea i looked into this but couldnt find anything. not much opens a .model file i guess. I would love to make up some custom tank models, T90 anyone?

@rommelmcdonald #4 Posted Sep 06 2010 - 00:18

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View PostcDa, on Sep 06 2010 - 00:11, said:

yes a model viewer  would come in handy for modders and skinners

Unless I haven't found it, I'd like a "Garage Preview" of the vehicles I can purchase prior to buying one. Unlike the army I can choose a vehicle I like the look of. :-)

1914 #5 Posted Sep 06 2010 - 00:45

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yes if u use a modeling program u can view it rendered if you want like ur "Garage preview" ur looking for i am downloading something now, ill tell u guys if it works or not.

The_Prophet #6 Posted Sep 07 2010 - 17:46

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Though I'm not totally sure it will work for a .model file (never used them before), I have used this program to do some modeling for other ventures; it is a great Free Program.

http://www.blender.org/

Good luck, and Show us those weak spots!  :Smile-playing:

Mrtheox #7 Posted Nov 11 2010 - 02:17

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View PostThe_Prophet, on Sep 07 2010 - 17:46, said:

Though I'm not totally sure it will work for a .model file (never used them before), I have used this program to do some modeling for other ventures; it is a great Free Program.

http://www.blender.org/

Good luck, and Show us those weak spots!  :Smile-playing:

My understanding is that .Model is a CATIA file and CATIA files can be very difficult to open with out CATIA. So I too am hoping for a  a built-in  viewer to aid in skin design.

sheedy129 #8 Posted Nov 11 2010 - 21:54

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i found a program that claimed to be able to open a .model file. its called AutoVue and made by Oracle. i downloaded and installed a trial. it lists .model in its supported files and the tank models show up on the list but when i open them well... a picture says a thousand words

http://i877.photobuc...-screenshot.jpg

maybe somebody else might have better luck than me because i really thought i was onto something with this program, here's the link for the trial anyway

http://landingpad.or...=7011666&Act=21

NOA #9 Posted Nov 12 2010 - 02:41

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View Postsheedy129, on Nov 11 2010 - 21:54, said:

i found a program that claimed to be able to open a .model file. its called AutoVue and made by Oracle. i downloaded and installed a trial. it lists .model in its supported files and the tank models show up on the list but when i open them well... a picture says a thousand words

http://i877.photobuc...-screenshot.jpg

maybe somebody else might have better luck than me because i really thought i was onto something with this program, here's the link for the trial anyway

http://landingpad.or...=7011666&Act=21

What does a tank model with custom skin look like in it? I'm interested.

rukasu113 #10 Posted Nov 16 2010 - 16:59

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Sorry mates but, I think is like imposible (almost now...) open/edit models of this game, because the models are created with bigworldtech software... Only if anyone of ours adquire that software, but idk...
Sorry my poor english  :)

Carnaxus #11 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 03:10

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I may have found a way, I'll keep you all posted...

Carnaxus #12 Posted Apr 18 2011 - 13:28

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Nope, I got nothing.

beat_the_zombie #13 Posted Apr 19 2011 - 16:25

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There is a way, but it require some modelling skill. You get 3D ripper DX then you take a shot of your garage with the tank you want. Import the .3dr in 3ds max and then remove the stuff you don't need (garage). You got the model. Then you play with the settings for the texture to look at yours.It works until we get the import/export script or a model viewer.

Cynabal #14 Posted Apr 19 2011 - 18:25

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You cant, you need bigworld model program, the models are made in things like max and maya but then compiled with bigworld's proprietary software, probably helps against hacking. So unless you pay for a bigworld licence you wont be able to view the model files.

http://www.bigworldt...odel_editor.php

Sargent67 #15 Posted Apr 19 2011 - 19:32

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Whoa that software is pricey....nothin an individual playin this games gonna have lol.
Over 100k for professional liscense plus annual fees and a contract in case you profit from it.

For some reason they dont offer a trial version  :blink:

Sargent67 #16 Posted Apr 21 2011 - 01:46

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I dont know squat bout 3-d modeling but this is supposed to be a free modeling prog. My link It is what they're using for orbiter 2010 models and they use same form of skinning as the tanks here. Hopefully it works for you all :)

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*BUMP*

KZ_3D #18 Posted Aug 05 2011 - 19:49

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View PostTariz, on Sep 06 2010 - 00:02, said:

Anyone know if there's a way to view 3D models of the tanks out of game? I want to make some "still" shots at various angles
of each tank available, so that I can make a compendium of pictures showing the various "weak spots" to aim at for each and every
tank in the game.

I added the .primitives loader module to the 3D Object Converter 4.604 and I released this update package now.

Please install the v4.60 or use the v4.60 portable version.
http://web.t-online.hu/karpo

After that you must upgrade to the latest version (v4.604) using the Help/Check for updates... function.

theChosen #19 Posted Aug 05 2011 - 21:04

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If you want to view a custom skin there is an easy way to view it in your garage. There is a full post in the Tank Skins sub-forum.


I make and modify custom skins for WoT, and I found an easy way to view them in my garage - for no $$$

  • Required: a single Tier 1 tank and an available slot. The Tier 1 tanks are cheap to buy (under 15k cr).
  • Open the tank folder of your Tier 1 tank (WoT/res/vehicles/ <country> / <tank> ) and back up all the model folders (normal, crash, collision, etc). I make a folder named _ORIGINAL SKINS and MOVE all the model folders into it.
  • Open your custom tank skin folder (WoT/res/vehicles/ <country> / <tank> and COPY the model folders into your Tier 1 folder (normal, crash, collision, etc).
    ***NOTE: the .dds files stay in their original folders. The game knows where to look for each model - the folder name of the models is not important)
  • Launch the game, and select your Tier 1 tank. Voila! It will show the "copied" tank models instead of the Tier 1 tank.
  • It is interesting to note that viewing updates to your custom skin does NOT take a relaunch of the game - simply sleect a different tank then re-select your Tier 1 with the custom skin. The game reloads textures each time you select it in the garage.
***WARNING: Do NOT try to play a match with the wrong model - the game will hang.

I hope this helps, it's really simple. NEVER overwrite your original files, always MOVE of COPY them to a safe place before starting.

Thanks,
theChosen