gonzo883

Hy @ all.

I'm searching a 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly, without all the exporting/importing issues.

The only one I knew is MeshX, are there any others

gonzo883.



Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

gonzo883

So if nobody knews a standalone prog for *.x-files, please tell me how do you create and edit your 3d models , which prog's/plugins do this job best I've tryed out a lot the last weeks, but not with the wanted success. 

If anybody can tell me where I can get a tutorial that explains p.e. how to create a cube and a fitting cubemap and than export it to *.x-file format (for a skybox), I would be very glad.

Sincerely,gonzo883.

 





Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

Jim Perry

blender is a popular choice for modelling packages.  There's also Milkshape. Both sites should have links to tutorials. I don't believe you're going to find any package (that's free) that does .x directly, they almost all have plugins for exporting.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

gonzo883

Thanks Jim,

it musn't be free software, I just search the best/easiest way to create textured *.x files .

Sincerely,gonzo883.





Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

Jim Perry

If money isn't an issue I believe 3D Studio Max and Maya are both good choices as well.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

Michael Klucher - MSFT

None of the tools mentioned let you edit the XFile directly (If I am understanding you correctly) as most of them must be exported from the tool to a .X file. If that's okay most of these tools will work great for you. I'd higly recommend using a tool like this then trying to find one that lets you directly edit .X files as I don't think you'll get something as full featured, though I could be wrong.

Thanks!






Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

Jim Perry

I wasn't sure if there was a package you could purchase that supported .x natively, but I was reasonably sure that there's none that's free that does it. Maybe my wording was just bad. I know Max at least has an exporter and I'm pretty sure Maya does as well but, no, neither does .x natively.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

Shinzo-Prime

This is a modelling/animation package that "natively supports" X Files:

http://www.jtgame.com/jtedit/jteditmain.html

Is also has features like Inverse Kinematics, Skinning and Boning etc.
Test it, but I would rather advise to use Blender cause when you know how to use, Blender gives you an extreme powerful workflow, comparable with professional packages like 3D Studio Max and Maya.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

goodberry

I share your frustration :) I wasted a whole day trying to get a functioning .x exporter going for Maya7, and in the end I ended up having to hand-edit the .x file anyways to get anything to show up in XNA.

However, Maya (and, I believe, 3D Studio Max) ships with an exporter for .fbx, and this works without a hitch - you activate the plugin, hit the button, and load the model in your game, like it should be. Don't know how deeply you are committed to .x, but if you're able to switch, I'd recommend using .fbx instead. If you're not using Maya or Max, you can get a list of companies that also support the format here:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index id=6837478&siteID=123112





Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

gonzo883

Thank you all for your helpful tips.

gonzo883.





Re: XNA Game Studio Express (search) 3d prog to create/edit *.x files directly

BASmith

As I mentioned in my post here, you can download Softimage XSI Mod Tool with the X file addon and import/edit/export at your leisure.