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Old 25-08-15, 10:38   #1
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Default Metasequoia - Turning an object Upside Down

by Terry Barrett (Dhama)


Open STRpix and load in a WAD, any WAD will do.
Now select an object, one near the end of the list would be best. Anything but a box.
Now EXPORT that object. This will be saved as a .DXF.

Now open Meta

Load in the object that you saved as a DXF and you will get a window open up
In this window, alter the following parameters.

Multiply=1
X= 1
Click on SWAP YZ
And check the box named INVERT FACE

Click OK

Now your object is loaded

Press F1. This will face the object to you.

At the top right of the screen there is a magnifying glass, place the mouse pointer over the top of it and hold down the LEFT mouse button. When you move the mouse your object will zoom in and out. Position it so that you can see all of it. There is also a green cross with arrows next to the magnifying glass, click and hold on the to move your object in the selected direction.

Take a look at the EDIT buttons on the left of the screen.

Click on SELECT ALL

Now in the COMMAND buttons on the left of the screen.

Click on ROT and you will notice a small floating window open on the other side of the screen.

Click on the X-AXIS button.

Now move the mouse pointer over to your object.

Select one of the small square boxes that are at each intersection of the object, preferrably one at the top right of the object. Click and hold down the LEFT mouse button and move the mouse. This will cause the object to rotate. Keep rotating till the object is upside down. Make sure tha the edges look straight (that there are no steps in them).

Your object should now be upside down.

Now save your object, again as a .DXF

A window will now open. Alter the following parameters in the following manner.

X=1
Click on SWAP YZ

And click OK

Now go back to STRpix and IMPORT you object back in.

If you are using STRpix XP version. A little window will open. Select STATIC MESH and move the slider to 4. Not sure about other versions but at least one of them didn't have that little window.

It will look white, so you just need to retexture it. All collision should be ok, but as this is just a quick tutorial, I'll only cover the basics.

Once textured, save your WAD and load it into the editor. You now have an upside down object.

If you wish to use it as a reflection object, import it back into a different slot. You''ll need to know how STRpix functions to do the collision box, but you may already know how to do that.

As always, back up your WAD before editing it.

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Mod's addendum (AkyV):

1. TROUBLESHOOTING:

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoreRaider View Post
You have to export the file in .mqo format, not in .dxf format
Quote:
Originally Posted by MizzKroft View Post
When I save it as an .mqo format, I get no box that pops up allowing me to change settings as explained in the tutorial.

"Load in the object that you saved as a DXF and you will get a window open up
In this window, alter the following parameters.
"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey79100 View Post
This is completely normal, at the time the tutorial was written, there was no option to export directly as .MQO, which is the native format of Metasequoia. So it was needed to export as .DXF and use special settings for importing. Now this is no longer needed, so you can just omit this little part.
2. ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS:

- For some StrPix versions:

Quote:
Originally Posted by sapper View Post
In Strpix's Edit menu is option to mirror a mesh so it is upside down and also options to move meshes.
- For TRNG:

a, Turn the mesh with Fast3D tool (in NG Center).
b, Turn the Moveable object with ACTION triggers or Parameters=PARAM_ROTATE_ITEM Script commands.

c, Turn the Static object with Parameters=PARAM_ROTATE_ITEM Script commands.

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