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4 years 8 months ago #8608 by X3N0-Life-Form
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Here is the bulk of Freespace Open modding tutorials and ressources.

Snail wrote:

    List of stuff which is useful for modders.

    A lot of information can be found on the Wiki. It's likely your questions will be answered by exploring the
Wiki Modding Portal . Also, see the list of modding related articles which is transcribed here.

Modelling
Creating Efficient Models
Data boxing
Hierarchy
Multiparts on Angled Surfaces
Rampage's Post Modding Guide (may be somewhat out of date)
Subobject and subsystem properties
Turret setup
3DSMax STL Check Modifier
Fixing Non-Manifold Meshes
Merging sub-objects into a single object
RgaNoris' Blender-to-PCS2 tutorials (video links) [/ul]

Applications
3D Studio Max
Max to PCS2 Tutorial
Max to PCS2 to In-Game Tutorial
Blender
LithUnwrap
Maja
ModelView32
POF Constructor Suite (also called PCS)
POF Constructor Suite 2 (also called PCS2)
PCS2 User Help
Important PCS2 Threads
TrueSpace [/ul]

VP files
QuickVP
VPMage
Using VPMage
VPmake [/ul]

Texturing
Texturing Wiki article
Here's something really cool for normal maps creation
A Simple Texturing Tutorial (not 56k friendly!)
The GIMP Thread
General Normal Maps & Modelling Thread
About Normal Maps
Normal maps...How?
Figuring out Ship Shininess
How do normal maps work
The Idiot's Guide to Nameplates
My3DTextures.com (Free textures resource website)[/ul]

Conversion & Mapping
Blender to POF Conversion Guide
VolitionWatch Fighter Guide
Collada Importer
POF Conversion Plug-In for 3DS Max
Retaining Hierarchy on Export
UVMapping and Tiling
UVW Mapping Short Tutorial
UVW Mapping Tutorial for 3DSMax
In-Depth Look at UVW Mapping in 3DS Max
UV Unwrapping Tutorial 3DS Max
Steve-O's Animation Code Tutorial
FSF's Shipbuilding Tutorial
Mapping with UVW Unwrap in 3dsMax
Texturing In 3D Studio Max
Dxt5nm convert to blue (for converting normal maps from green to blue in GIMP)[/ul]


Tabling
List of Table Files
Animation Code
External Weapons Documentation by Bobboau (Note: the build linked to in this thread is old)
Tutorial - Beam Weapons
Modular tables
Ship Templates
Subsystems stuff
Terminology
Intro to tabling (video)[/ul]


General
Bobbaou's FreeSpace Tutorials (may be slightly out of date)
FS2 Data Structure
File Management (video)
File Types
Installing Mods for FS2 Open
Karajorma's FreeSpace FAQ (may be slightly out of date)
Hitchhiker's Guide to mod.ini
List of user-made ships
Squadron insignia
General 3D Related Tutorials
Conclusive 3D Reference Site
MjnMixael's Anim Creation Tutorial
Video Conversion to OGG [/ul]

Skyboxes
Seamless Skyboxes
Spacescape
Skybox package by ShadowWolf_IH [/ul]

Misc
Concept Ships
Video Tutorials [/ul]
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4 years 8 months ago #8609 by fekleyrtarg
fekleyrtarg replied the topic: FreeSpace Modding Tutorials and Resources
There's also an interesting Texturing Tutorial:
http://www.ciinet.org/kevin/wchf/texturetut.html

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