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    Icon1 NTW Ship Builder

    I've put together a .blend file that can read and write (mostly) everything needed to create new ships.
    6 python scripts are included in the file:

    • Read .rigid_naval_model files
    • Read .xml files that were unpacked from the "models_naval" db table using this ruby script
    • Write .rigid_naval_model files
    • Write .xml files that can be packed into a "models_naval" db table
    • Two extra scripts to aid with logic.xml.rigging file creation



    NTW_ship_maker v1.0.zip

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    Wow I sure would like to edit my groundbreaking modding tool post.
    Anyway, here's what I did earlier this year using a less-polished version of the scripts:
    Last edited by Abdülmecid I; June 17, 2022 at 04:35 AM. Reason: Video fixed. To upload a Youtube video, you need to insert inside the youtube brackets only the part after ''v=". For example: [YOUTUBE]0WJHWqbr6MI[/YOUTUBE]

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    This is wonderful work. But unfortunately I can't see the video below this post, can you fix this?

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    Shake your hand! Up to this point, the modification of ships was complete masochism...)) The previously existing KE converter could not convert all models, and when working with sailing rigs or ef_lines, the brain generally boiled away... Thank you! But I would like more detailed information on how to use your tools, because you will have to master the blender from zero positions, I previously worked in other 3d programs. And I apologize for the translation of the text, this is Google

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    Wow! Just... wow! Thank you so much ChaosRobie, I am definitely going to be using this instead of recycling old models_naval files for my new bronze age-themed custom ship models in Rome 2 (while this work was done for Napoleon, models_naval files aren't too different across the TW games - you just have to edit a few specific things to make them match and you're good to go). I'll post my results here sometime over the next few weeks.
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    I'm liking the enthusiasm.

    I'm also putting together a Shogun 2 version of the scripts and .blend file. Very similar, but there are a couple differences besides the obvious switch from .rigid_naval_model to .rigid_model_v2. That'll be posted in the Shogun 2 Tools forum.

    And thanks Abdülmecid for fixing the video, I thought it was some type of post limit restriction thing.

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    Honestly, what I love most in the preview video is how chill the people on the dreadnaught are as they move around all casual, while there are bombs flying and guns blazing.
    alhoon is not a member of the infamous Hoons: a (fictional) nazi-sympathizer KKK clan. Of course, no Hoon would openly admit affiliation to the uninitiated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosRobie View Post
    I'm liking the enthusiasm.

    I'm also putting together a Shogun 2 version of the scripts and .blend file. Very similar, but there are a couple differences besides the obvious switch from .rigid_naval_model to .rigid_model_v2. That'll be posted in the Shogun 2 Tools forum.

    And thanks Abdülmecid for fixing the video, I thought it was some type of post limit restriction thing.
    That will be awesome for Shogun 2. I use mostly 3ds max, so i was hoping something for 3ds max or so. The source files and official converter is made for 3ds Max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzi View Post
    That will be awesome for Shogun 2. I use mostly 3ds max, so i was hoping something for 3ds max or so. The source files and official converter is made for 3ds Max.
    This is sort of an odd comment. 3ds Max requires either money or student license, while Blender is freely accessible.
    Also, what, were you hoping I would port all this to 3ds max or something? Do you have any idea how long that would take?

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    How can I use this tool? Excuse me, I am interested in being able to use this tool.

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    No worries. I didn't meant it that way. I was just suggestion something as most resource files for Shogun 2 and the official modding tools are mainly made for 3DS Max together with the converter. Don't be offended by it. I will see if i myself make something of it trough 3DS Max by using your example.

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    Is it really that hard to make a small submod with this dreadnought for mod TGW?

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