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AppGameKit Classic Chat / Converting DBO files to an AGK friendly format?

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Scraggle
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Posted: 25th Feb 2017 12:34
Hey,

I built up quite a collection of 3D files during my DBP days and converted them to DBO but rather stupidly I then deleted the original files thinking that DBO would always be good enough.
Now that TGC no longer support their own proprietary 3D format (very odd!), I'm left with a large amount of useless 3D files.
I could really do with converting them to an AppGameKit friendly format but don't have any idea if it's possible.
In an ideal world, AppGameKit would import DBO files but since it doesn't (and it doesn't look like it's going to happen) does anybody know of a method of converting DBO to something that AppGameKit supports?

Thanks
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Posted: 25th Feb 2017 13:44
Fragmotion loads DBO and converts to .x which can be loaded by AGK.

https://www.fragmosoft.com/fragMOTION/index.php
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Posted: 25th Feb 2017 16:38
I think you can use DBPro to save the mesh to a file, but only the meshes...
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Posted: 26th Feb 2017 01:14
Scraggle: Thumbs up for DBO support in AppGameKit , it is a TGC format and it kind of break my dream for GG Loader that its not supported.

Stab: yes fragmotion is they way to go , if we cant have support for DBO in agk Paul
best regards Preben Eriksen,
Scraggle
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Posted: 26th Feb 2017 09:44
Thanks for the tip Stab.
Downloading now ...
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Scraggle
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Posted: 26th Feb 2017 10:18 Edited at: 26th Feb 2017 10:26
OK!

Any other suggestions?
Fragmotion forces people to type out some religious nonsense in order to check out the trial.
I find it incredibly offensive and simply can't bring myself to do it!

I've emailed them to see if there is a non-religious trial version but I don't hold out much hope.
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Posted: 27th Feb 2017 09:18
Make a dbpro file that batch reads all DBO files in a certain folder, and saves them to .x format.
Scraggle
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Posted: 27th Feb 2017 09:41
I thought the saving of X files from DBP was a feature that had been removed?
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Posted: 27th Feb 2017 11:21
I'm not sure. It's been so long since I last used it!

Maybe i'll try when I get home.
Scraggle
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Posted: 27th Feb 2017 11:34
If you have it to hand then a test would be very much appreciated.
For me to test it would involve a full install of DBP - I haven't used it for a long time!

Thanks
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Posted: 27th Feb 2017 13:25
Fortunately, I still have it installed on "the beast"
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Posted: 27th Feb 2017 15:29 Edited at: 27th Feb 2017 15:30
If I remember correctly DBPro will only export a .x file with the save mesh command but with errors and no animation.
You may want to buy Fragmotion because it has a lot of other uses for fixing problems with models.
You will need it if you have a model with animation that has errors and want to use it with ragdoll physics in AGK.
A lot of the old dbo models have errors that can easily be fixed in Fragmotion. Fragmotion is more powerful than your
average modeling program. I would have never got the ragdoll physics code working for GG or AppGameKit with out Fragmotion
You can check out my videos in this thread.

https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/216652
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Posted: 27th Feb 2017 15:36
If I buy it does it still try to force the developers religion on me?
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Posted: 28th Feb 2017 01:38 Edited at: 28th Feb 2017 01:40
NO.LOL
I think he struggled devising the code for Fragmotion so much that he just wants everyone to pray
to make sure it works.LOL


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