Started by JohnnyBoy, December 30, 2006, 05:25:30 pm
Quote from: JimB on December 30, 2006, 07:32:13 pmI just realised that Generating the Heightfield and saving as a .ter file means you can use the GEM elevation dataset importer in XSI (I hadn't found the .ter save option):http://www.highend3d.com/xsi/downloads/plugins/utility_external/import/3817.html
Quote from: JohnnyBoy on December 30, 2006, 07:50:45 pmHey, I'm writing it in jscript which runs in XSI's script editor.So far it lets you select your start and end frame and the camera you wish to use.I'm working on saving a file to a user selected directory and naming the file. (It defaults to the C: drive right now)I also want to let the user select a null to use as an alternate origin.I did a test with an xfrog tree and the camera matched perfectly in both apps. (I still need to do more tests to make sure rotations are not broken)This is a very simple script, unfortunately I am just learning jscript and XSI's Object Model so something that should take 5min is taking me 1 or 2 hours. But I did start this last night and it already works so there is hope!I don't like that exporter because you have to chage values in the script and I like to use popup dialogues. (Plus I don't know python)Quote from: JimB on December 30, 2006, 07:32:13 pmI just realised that Generating the Heightfield and saving as a .ter file means you can use the GEM elevation dataset importer in XSI (I hadn't found the .ter save option):http://www.highend3d.com/xsi/downloads/plugins/utility_external/import/3817.htmlHere is another .ter importer for XSI and MAX:http://www.guruware.at/main/index.htmlIt's main advantage is that it can read in your terragen scene file and match the camera. But it's not for Terragen 2.
Quote from: JimB on December 30, 2006, 08:55:36 pmJohnny, I got it all working now! Thanks! I used your TGtoXSI importer on a .ter file, created an animation, and then ran the XSItoNUKE exporter, added the FOV column at the end in the .chan file. It all seems to match, but I had to reload the .ter file I created at the start and ran through your converter. A lot to learn yet.Thanks again.
Quote from: JavaJones on December 31, 2006, 02:10:03 pmCloud brightness variations may be due to GI. If it's on currently try turning it off. If necessary you may need to revert to a basic fill light setup without GI. That can still give you very good results.- Oshyan