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OBJ2P3D by FlipeR
This tool can import edited Wavefront OBJs in which ONLY vertice positions differ from the original. Original BIS P3D format is VERY complex (with many special attributes).
What you need:
I assume that you already have extracted the model from P3D format to OBJ format! The tool required to do that is a-lone-wolfs P3D2OBJ extractor. !IMPORTANT!: You must extract the .OBJs using the “raw” format mode!
Importing the OBJ files in 3D Max:
First of all, copy the two 3D Max OBJ import/export plugins into …\3DSMAX3\stdplugs\ ! When the import window appears you should cofigure it as shown on the screenshot below! Select “single” import and set the Vertex scale to 1.0 (default value is 0.001)! Then click OK.
Editing the OBJ files in 3D Max:
REMEMBER THESE 4 SIMPLE RULES:
Exporting the OBJ files from 3D Max:
Use the OBJ exporter that comes with this package! IMPORTANT! Under the “File” options menu, the “# of digits” value must be set to “8” so that the Compiler is able to read the OBJ file and write the right values back into the P3D! You must also check “Relative vertex numbers” option! See screenshot below!
Using the Compiler (OBJ2P3D.exe):
The compiler uses drag&drop technic so there should be no problem with files selection!
Assuming that you edited the first Block/LOD of the Ak_47 you need this three files:
After all files are ready and in their dedicated windows, click Hex it!. Thats it! Now you have the first Block/LOD imported back into the original .P3D! Test the edited P3D! If It doesn't work you and OFP crashes, you didn't followed all the procedures or broke one of the 4 editing RULES! Read this tutorial again and then retry! Good luck…
If after this tutorial you still don't know how to use the tool and edit OFP models then I suggest you wait for the official tool!
Also note that this tutorial isn't perfect! It's in beta phase so updates are possible (if BiS delays Oxygen release - hope they don't)!
This is another of those ancient tools, but still we wanted to list it. Use at your own risk.
Download OBJ2P3D.rar - 283kb.