Exporting model data for the official Radonlabs SDK release is at
the moment mostly done with the commercial Maya Exporter provided by
Radonlabs. As the company has no interrest in an official 3D Studio
Max support I decided to port the actual community release to the
radonlabs SDK. As I am using Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition I
have only project files for VS8.
The nmax contrib module found in the community cvs needs some
adaption to support the radonlabs SDK. You can read some details
about the changes below or download the module directly. The
software is provided in a package containing the complete adjusted
files based on the radonlabs
SDK from december 2005.
From the readme
The package contains all files from the nmax community module and the changes needed in the Radonlabs SDK. I assume the maxsdk and the necessary prerequisites to compile the radonlabs sdk are already met. You can grab the radonlabs SDK (including mangalore) from the bruces website. First you should be sure the SDK does compile already without the package. Thereafter to get it running save your files first :-) Extract the package into the SDK directory. The nmaxtoolbox is added to the nebulalib solution. On startup you should check the library paths. I included a VS8 compiled version of the sqlite library as I had some problems with the one in the nebula directory of the SDK.
The configuration file has some new entries for color, tangent
export and actuallized the path to be in bin/win32 (no debug in RL).
Don't forget to change the directory to your radonlabs SDK in the
Changed BinaryPath to production not debug and added flags for color
and tanget export
The code has problems with the nramfile used in previewmode so I
would not use it at the moment. Although it is derived from nfile it
does not call the overrided functions in nramfile :-(
I removed the bool parameter code for the shader, RL does not have
bool parameters, they are all export=0 anyway so I added code not to
export such attributes.
Removed attachment reference and color flag for vertex flags. You
get nasty errors if colors are left in place. Attachments are handled
by the mangalore part in the RL SDK, so no need for it.
Added some minor changes to the notetrack stuff to use the RL
string code and be able to use own added animations in the note track
of max. You can do this by adding a notetrack to the mesh and add at
a key the information for the animation name (run walk,etc.) and in
the next row of the note the duration of the animation to be played.
Changed path to resource file for pluginlibs files. Rotations in
radonlabs SDK use euler and not quaternion rotations, so this had to
be changed too. Added niniprefserver as this is needed for the
plugincfg file, changed returncode of Append in nmeshbuilder.cc to
return the base group index. Changed nsting.h to the nebula functions
used in the plugins, also changed the usage from ushort to uint.
Added the niniprefserver to the nebula package.
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