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sapper 09-08-11 05:25

StrPix update (beta) version 3.95 Rev12
 
New Version, revision 17.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/7u...Pix3_rev17.zip


See this post for details.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/show...&postcount=182
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NEW: revision 15 in this post. Not much difference to revision 14 though.
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/show...&postcount=138

Direct Link:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/cj...rPix_Rev15.zip

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NEW: Revision 14 in this post http://www.tombraiderforums.com/show...6&postcount=99
Direct link: http://www.mediafire.com/?esi31388fpu10p8
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NEW: Revision 13 info in this post http://www.tombraiderforums.com/show...7&postcount=68

Direct link for revision 13 http://www.4shared.com/zip/5yiwfo0o/...395Rev13b.html

If above link asks to register try one of these.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/28160980/StrPix3.95Rev13b.zip
http://laraslevelbase.org/stuff/feed...03.95%20Rev13b

You can also download at trsearch in the Tools section.

Main change is added texture cutting feature.

However, see this post about how wadmerger makes this feature sort of worthless.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/show...8&postcount=89
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I have decided to post a thread with the link to my beta StrPix update so folks no longer need to access it via my profile.

Thanks to TurboPascal for generously releasing the source code.

Note that it's only a beta version because it hasn't been thoroughly tested and also that the .obj import is experimental and tends to crash often.

Can use this thread to post bugs but I may not be able to fix them!

Link for beta update of StrPix for those who wish to try it.

http://www.4shared.com/file/0Fp1TAMK...395Rev12b.html

Warning: Wads saved with it have not been thoroughly tested to make sure they are ok and convert ok so make sure you have backups of all your wads.
Also not all functionality has been tested thoroughly.

Not mentioned in the readme:
1) vertex and poly limit for meshes is now 1500.
2) opens version 130 wads

Laras Boyfr. had a bug where the textures would not display in the 3D viewport when Textured mode was selected. I don't why this happens so if it happens to you, sorry, I cannot help.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...StrpixBeta.jpg

Titak 09-08-11 09:41

Thanks! :tmb:

I also linked to this thread in the "Usefull programs" post in our FAQ thread.

FloTheMachine 09-08-11 10:45

A shine mode? :)

Titak 09-08-11 11:17

Yes, very easy if you want to turn an object shine with one click or just a couple of clicks without having to retexture.
Also very usefull in finding shiny textures on objects.
There's a similar feature for transparant textures. :D

FloTheMachine 09-08-11 11:29

Oh wow. :eek: Thanks a million Sapper! :tmb: I'm going to make use of this.
Thanks as well Titak. :D

HeinzFritz 09-08-11 22:21

Great update to this essential tool, Sapper!
But what I do not understand is why, when you have already enhanced the vertex and polygon limits, you stuck on 1500? Currently some builders are building with 3000 and more vertex and polys per mesh. This same comment applies also for your version of PixStr and your EditWad.

sapper 10-08-11 07:07

If I increase the limits greatly the program will use a lot more memory.

TurboPascal uses static arrays in StrPix which means the program reserves a lot of memory that may never be used.

StrPix allocates memory for 1000 meshes. Each mesh reserves memory for 1500 vertices, 1500 polygons.

Changing the program to use dynamic arrays slowed the program too much.

I also thought that meshes with high vertex and poly counts would be impractical to texture and it would be best to UV map these meshes and use meta2tr.

I think the limit for editwad is 8192 vertices and polys. I used meta2tr's info to set the limit.

Also about my StrPix update I don't think I mentioned in the readme that I changed the way the dimensions of the mesh are reported in the statusbar. They are in TR units. In the old StrPix they were in TR units divided by 100.

teme9 10-08-11 07:58

wonderful update, loving it so far :tmb:

Can't wait to see what you'll think up for the next update (if there is one coming..? :D)

ggctuk 10-08-11 20:52

This definitely looks like an excellent upgrade on strpix

Symsi 11-08-11 14:50

Thanks! This update made things much easier for me. I would have missed this update until now, wouldn't someone have sent it to me a while ago.

I absolutely like it. :D


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