About This File
What's New in Version 06/23/2020 05:38 PM
Uploading a new version of the 3DS Max GLM plugins that have been updated and worked on by Michael "@Archangel35757" Lawler. All credit to him for this new version.
It now supports 3DS Max 6 to 2021. See the changelist for details:
VERSION 1.1 (A derivative-work by Michael Lawler)
-- Removed saving the export file paths into the 3ds Max scene file. However, during a
3ds Max session, the dialog will remember that last used file path.
-- Added LOD support. The exporter now exports valid LODs (up to 10 levels) based on user settings in the dialog and
scene contents (Note: ModView and Carcass support up to 10 LODs, but the game engine has a limit of 4). The exporter scans
the scene and enables the radio buttons for all LODs found. If a LOD does not exist, then the corresponding radio
button(s) will be disabled. The LOD radio buttons will be initially set to the lowest LOD found.
-- Added a checkbutton option for export statistics. Useful for artists pushing the vertex limits.
-- Added a pop-up warning message if a surface exceeds the legacy 1000 vertex limit per surface, but still exports the surface.
-- Added a pop-up warning if a surface has no UV mapping (in this case, the exporter will assign default texture coordinates
of (0.5,0.5) to the surface and carry on with the export.
-- Added a pop-up warning if an surface has bad UV mapping (i.e., tvFaces that have duplicate tvIndices). The exporter will
attempt to export the surface.
-- Added support for exporting bolts if named with prefix "bolt_" (this prefix imports as "*" by default).
-- The exporter now requires the artist to remove the "_0" suffix from LOD0 surfaces (if present). Use the Renaming Tool.
Artists must still ensure the suffixes are present for all other LODs.
-- The export dialog now initializes to the correct settings if it detects a weapon is being exported (i.e., no bones in scene).
-- When importing a weapon or scene with no bones, you no longer get the "Browse for .GLA" dialog and then forced to Cancel.
-- On import, added a file header check to verify proper incoming GLM file.
-- Added an Edit_Normals modifier to imported surfaces to preserve original vertex normals. Normals are set to type 'Explicit'
but can be changed by the User after import by changing settings within the Edit_Normals modifier.