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I've written a new introductory tutorial on using L3DT with Torque 3D, which you may find on-line here:
http://www.bundysoft.com/wiki/doku.php? ... :t3d:aaron
The tutorial explains how to make terrain that is compatible with T3D, and export it using the new Torque TER plugin for L3DT. Please reply to this thread if you find any parts of the tutorial to be incorrect or confusing, or if you would like to make suggestions or ask questions.
Oh, and as for the obligatory screenshot, here goes nothing:
PS: The tutorial was made with an updated version of the TER plugin, which includes WaterBlock exports, and has a slightly improved T3D Material Manager window. This updated plugin will be included with the release version of L3DT 2.8.
The detail path may be left blank, or set to the file name of the image you want to use for the in-game detail map of each T3D material. L3DT doesn't automatically set this for you because L3DT's materials don't have detail maps of a sort that can be used in T3D.
T3D does however include some nice detail maps, which you should be able to find in the following directory:
The detail maps are the greyscale images with filenames ending in '_d.png'.
If you're not sure which images to use for the detail maps, it's OK, you can always leave them blank in the exporter's material manager and edit them later in the T3D world editor.
I followed the tutorial, but when I go to export the file to T3D, I get the following error messages:
- cannot open file for writing
- cannot save material CS
- TER export failed
I'm running Windows 7N x64, and can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
[Edit] Aha! I figured it out after all - I missed that it needs to know where the materials.cs file is. That's what I get for skimming instead of RTFM.
Can you tell me which build of L3DT you're using (see 'Help->About'). I vaguely recall having fixed this problem in the developmental builds following v2.8, so the fix should be present in the beta release of v2.9.
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