View Full Version : Does anyone know where I can get JK2 GMax Skeletons that will work in game???

The Chimera
08-01-2002, 08:33 PM
Ok. I've been working on a model (as most of you know, Fox McCloud) and have a skeleton. BUT, this skeleton is WAY hard to model around. Ex: The arm's are too close to the body, the legs are to close together, ect. From the WIP pictures I have seen of other models, the arms are out to the side and the legs are in the shape of a V.(only and upsiddown V(DUH)) Anyway, where do you get those skeletons? I really need to get one because the ones I have just don't cut it. Oh, do the skeleton's HAVE to be from JK2 to work IN JK2?

08-01-2002, 08:43 PM
Yes the skelaton must be from the root.xsi file of JO. Gmax is pretty much useless for player models until there is an XSI importer and exporter for it.

The Chimera
08-01-2002, 08:47 PM
So you mean I can't model my character in GMax?! I thought a lot of other people were using it...

What other programs are there?(downloadable if possible...)

08-01-2002, 09:18 PM
You can model it, then export it with 3DSM. At this point in time there is NO way to get a player model working in JO without 3DSM 4.x.

The Chimera
08-01-2002, 09:28 PM
Ummmmm....I don't think I could afford 3DSM, but I could give my model to someone who does. Anyway, how am I going to get the root.exi skeleton out of JK2 into GMax???

08-01-2002, 09:35 PM
You can't, there are no XSI importers or exporters, which is why you can't.

The Chimera
08-01-2002, 09:37 PM
Ok...so what program should I use to be able to model around the skeleton?

El DiabloGT
08-01-2002, 10:48 PM
or you could do like 95% of the modelers out thereand go download 3dsm from places like sharereactor.com or edonkey, (no 12-16 year old is going to cough up $2000 for a computer program, and there is no way their parents would either!) but keep in mind, its illegal!!! (Kazza and IRC are also good bets for it, but ya didnt hear it from me!)

The Chimera
08-03-2002, 01:44 PM
Hey...does Milkshape have an XSI importer/exporter? If it does, does anyone know where I could get it?(downloadable would be great.)

08-03-2002, 05:23 PM
Well, I'm not sure if it has the XSI exporter and importer, but you can get it here.


Be warned that it's downloadable, but you'll have to register at some point. :-/

08-04-2002, 03:15 AM
So many people throwing things around on this one. A combination of gmax and Milkshape are just fine for making a player model. There is another post out there about it. And had anyone at either jk2 file site looked in the mail box they'd notice I compiled a jk2 skeleton for gmax as a resource for those out there using gmax. It's the exact same skeleton used in 3DSM because that's where I ported it from.
Granted because Milkshape doesn't support "vertex weighting" you can still assign vertexes to the mesh. The mesh deformation won't look nearly as good though.

08-04-2002, 10:57 PM
Wow, friggin 800 megs for both cds on a 56k.. "Mom, the line will be tied up for about a MONTH!" I guess no 3ds max for me :(

08-07-2002, 10:24 PM
Psynex, could you email me the skelaton you made for gmax? at Tjdark01@adelphia.net. Thanks.

08-07-2002, 11:18 PM
Milkshape3D has JK2 skeletons I think. Go to the thread - Before asking a question, check this link. Its at the top of the modeling forum. Go to the first link inside of that. At the bottom is Milkshape3D skeletons.