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Converting .MDL to FSDS .fsc file

Discussion in 'ModelConverterX' started by oldwheat, 16/1/09.

  1. oldwheat

    oldwheat

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    I believe that there was talk of adding this function to ModelConvertorX. How are things progressing in that regard.
  2. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    That is not a feature that is on my todo list at the moment. The main reason is that I don't know anything about the FSDS FSC format, I don't believe there is any specification for it.

    Are there any other (open) formats that FSDS can import? That is probably easier for me to add to ModelConverterX.
  3. oldwheat

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    I don't know if FSDS can import any other formats but it may be worth checking out.
    Thanks
  4. FelixFFDS

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    FSDS cannot import any format - in its native format.

    However, using the CVA converter, one can import a dxf file into fsc. (as well as from, I believe, LWO/OBJ, but don't quote me on that just yet).
  5. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi Felix,

    Do you mean that the CVA converter can take a DXF file and turn it into a FSC file? I knew it could do the reverse, but this would mean they at least understand the FSC format.
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    Hi Arno

    The CVA converter does do an excellent job at conversion from DXF to a FSC file, but all animations and texture maps are lost in the conversion.
  7. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    That's a limitation of the DXF format of course, it can not store the texture coordinates. I guess I will put it on my wishlist for a future version to take a look at the FSC format to see if that could be exported from ModelConverterX or not. But don't hold your breath on this one :).
  8. FelixFFDS

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    What some of us are trying to get Louis Sinclair to do is to provide an import/export function to, say, 3DS format, or even, say, import an FS-X (and/or standard) x file.

    However, it is a low-key pressure given that Louis does have a "real" job.
  9. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    I have put it on my wishlist for version 2.0 of ModelConverterX (currently finishing the 1.0 release). So maybe in a while I will come back with some questions when investigating the FSC format :).
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    If you want to understand the fsc format, I have no doubt that you can easily get the information from the source!
  11. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    That would be the first thing I would check, see or ask if they have some SDK or document describing it :).

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