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Retera
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Retera Model Studio

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Aug 11, 2020 at 7:30 AM
    1. Null
      Null
      Hi! It's me again, that guy which asked you where's the good Retera Model Studio like 3 months ago. I've changed my PC and I can't find the good Retera Model Studio. Can you please tell me where it is.
      1. Retera
    2. deepstrasz
      1. Retera
        Retera
        I think I've seen it. Do you know about [REDACTED]? One of the two of them is more attractive to me.

        All we need to do right now is to support Reforged as much as possible. Believe me. I am the sheep reforged.
        Aug 4, 2020
      2. deepstrasz
        deepstrasz
        Eyy, don't be offended. It wasn't my intention to affect your ambition on Warsmash.
        Aug 4, 2020
      3. Retera
        Retera
        nah youre good, i just deleted a potential leak of blizzardian information
        Aug 5, 2020 at 2:41 AM
    3. deepstrasz
      1. Retera
        Retera
        I, for one, did not give up on the Warcraft III engine and go off to make my own because there was anything technologically wrong with it. I'm doing that to rebel against lesser human beings less well-versed in the codebase having authority over which changes are made to my game.

        When they miss interpret their inferiority as the inferiority of the engine and give up on WC3 and leave for SC2 and try to push us all to SC2, I will probably resist because I would have rather fixed WC3. Just saying, I like this game.
        Jul 18, 2020
      2. deepstrasz
        deepstrasz
        I see. Afterwards, find a way to put StarCraft in too :D
        Jul 18, 2020
    4. Lupaxul
      Lupaxul
      Do you take requests for models? I have a few minor edits I'd like to make but I've been struggling with the programs and can't figure it out myself. :/ Just simple changes like adding a female's head to a knight's body, changing the hair colour of certain units (the Sorceress should have blonde hair, change my mind) and making unmounted characters?
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Throw it at me and if I have time maybe I'll do it!
        Jul 18, 2020
      2. Lupaxul
        Lupaxul
        Just comments or pm'd?
        Jul 19, 2020
      3. Retera
        Retera
        Whichever you prefer :)
        Jul 19, 2020
    5. deepstrasz
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      2. deepstrasz
        deepstrasz
        Yeah I know of that post.
        Jul 8, 2020
      3. Retera
        Retera
        No, Retera is not banned.
        Jul 9, 2020
      4. deepstrasz
        deepstrasz
        Phew.
        Jul 9, 2020
    6. Reddourufu
      Reddourufu
      Hi Retera! I was just wondering why you shared so few of your creations, personally I would love to be able to enjoy Jaina daughter of the Sea on foot, I have been waiting for months to see her among the uploaded models but... =(
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      2. Retera
        Retera
        Actually man, I changed my mind, join my new discord server, we're gonna save the world and publish all the models and tools https://discord.gg/VqWJB8
        Jul 16, 2020
      3. Reddourufu
        Reddourufu
        @Retera Sorry, it seems the link has expired. Can I get another one please?
        Jul 28, 2020
      4. Retera
    7. burstman0
      burstman0
      hey man, very cool tool you make, retera studio its really awesome, like a fusion of modelling tools
      however, id like you to add a model fx viewer in the future, since i got error viewing one model fx with magos model editor, the bloodlust effect, it says has vertex but no normals, thats weird, i dont know why because im new in modelling
    8. deepstrasz
      deepstrasz
    9. yxq1122
    10. Vishu Tyagi
      Vishu Tyagi
      Hello MR Retera, I just wanted to know how you join 2-3 different models to make 1 in Warcraft reforged editor (I am trying it in your Retera model Editor).
      I have your Undead Arthus unmounted and I am trying to add effects to sword and add Lich king Armor from the Game resource.I belive this model will be the best Lich model but I do not have the knowledge only vision.
      How Do i show you what I am trying to do. I have screenshot of both things.
    11. Zorrot
      Zorrot
      Hi, i really love your model tools! But I wonder how can I edit the material of model? like magos model editor.
      1. Retera
        Retera
        I got really lazy and didnt code that yet because im trying to code my own game called Warsmash lately instead but what you can do is save the model to an MDL file and configure it from there using Notepad++. Also my program is open source so you can download it and make a material editor if you really need it. https://github.com/Retera/JWC3 and change Branch to "reforged"
        May 14, 2020
    12. carlo911
      carlo911
      hi Retera! i really like arthas unmounted reforged model from HolyRavioli. but i m looking for a proper lich king arthas.. can you add helm of domination to this model? unfortunately i m not good and i dont know how to do this...
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Hahahaha I had not seen the HolyRavioli version but I also tried to make that same model with my tool and also had the sword offset in the air.

        I have a copy with the lich king helm but I didn't fix the sword.

        If they already made a better one, if we get their permission adding the helmet is not hard.
        May 3, 2020
      2. Vishu Tyagi
        Vishu Tyagi
        Any Updates? Did we achieve the unholy and unspeakable . Did we create the Lich King himself.
        Jun 4, 2020
    13. Agimam
      Agimam
      I love your other dismounted models, could you make a dismounted Naisha? she's got some pretty cool armor which ou don't really get to enjoy becuase she's hunched over her saber
    14. Agimam
      Agimam
      I love your other dismounted models, could you make a dismounted Naisha? she's got some pretty cool armor which ou don't really get to enjoy becuase she's hunched over her saber
    15. Rhynden
      Rhynden
      Hi! I really like your Reterea Model studio, but I was really sad to see you haven't implemented the export to .obj yet. :((
      Maybe I can help you, if you'd like. Can you hit me up on discord to talk about that maybe? Rhynden#3511
      I would really love to code that for you!
      Cheers!
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Sure I replied on discord
        Apr 24, 2020
    16. Marshmalo
      Marshmalo
      Your Reforged models are amazing!!
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Thanks!
        Mar 29, 2020
    17. NicholasBrunswick
      NicholasBrunswick
      Hey, I was wondering if you could explain how to access the skin files for the special hero skins like Daughter of the Sea Jaina or the female death knight ect. I can't seem to access any of them in the program. I was also wondering how the process of dismounting characters like the archmagi works. Thanks
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Sure, sorry I was slow replying to this. Those skin files dont have a button in the Unit Browser in my tool, so you have to click on Data Browser. From there, it's a lot like what you see in Magos. And *every* model is there, not just the ones the units use.

        Once you have one of those models, dismounting them basically requires doing something similar to this video:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0coc-FdF4Y

        However, I have improved my code since when this video was made. It might be slightly easier to do now.
        Mar 29, 2020
      2. NicholasBrunswick
        NicholasBrunswick
        Not a problem, I've been having quite a bit of fun/ trouble with some personal projects lol. Thanks though this helps a lot, if I could as a question however, is it possible to copy geoset coordinates without taking all the info linked to it? Like for example say I wanted to make a female footman or something along those lines, could I take the vertexes of a pre existing female model and force the footman geoset to take the shape rather then pulling all the texture info or animations along with it? Or would I be limited to manually sculpting vertexes to the desired shape for something like that?
        Mar 31, 2020
    18. loktar
      loktar
      1. Retera
        Retera
        1.04 was the latest one that I ever knew about. Actually it's better if you turn off the automated usage of 1.04 that's embedded in Retera Model Studio because the native converter has bug fixes and can handle certain things that 1.04 can't. But there might also be things that 1.04 can handle that my stuff can't. Really, if you want the ideal perfect converter, your best bet is always to use YobGul's because it uses a hacked copy of War3 to do the conversions and thus uses Blizzard's own code. That also means it would support things like the general case sound emitters that aren't locked to in-game sounds, etc, that none of the fan tools support.
        Mar 16, 2020
      2. loktar
        loktar
        Ah I see. I haven't figured out how to run an EXE in the background and intercept the ofstream yet, so I was trying to do the conversion/parsing myself based on what I can learn from the source of MdlxConv, your model studio, and some of ghostwolf's stuff, because I don't really need a whole conversion as long as I can copy ignored stuff back to a new file. I'll see which way is the most viable :P
        Thanks for the tip!
        Mar 16, 2020
      3. Retera
        Retera
        The Retera Model Studio code is taken from ogerlord's stuff, too. I only recently wrote my own MDX save/load code and it was mostly conceptually borrowed from Ghostwolf.
        https://github.com/Retera/Warsmash/tree/master/core/src/com/etheller/warsmash/parsers/mdlx
        This newer mdlx library is not used in Retera Model Studio and is only used in Warsmash.

        So here's a Java ripoff of Ghostwolf's code, if it ever helps you to look at an extra version of a way to do similar stuff.
        Mar 19, 2020
    19. Depleted
      Depleted
      Good Morning Retera, great work with your Model Studio I really appreciate it. Got a question i cant seem to answer myself maybe im just too stupid :D I cant delete attachments neither the one i made myself nor the ones already there (Model Studio Reforged Hacked 0.04 and Reforged Models).
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Hmm. Strange, usually for me I just toggle the attachment to visible, select it visually, and then press delete on my keyboard, and it goes away. If you try those steps, does it not work in your case?
        Mar 16, 2020
    20. Teitan
      Teitan
      Hello Retera, first of all i want to thank you for your efforts, all your tools are awesome!

      second, i don't like bothering people with simple stuff but i just can't seem figure this out myself, i downgraded my warcraft 3 to 1.27b, but i want to use a SFX added in the newer versions, someone extracted the mdx and the textures for me, but they are a different format not supported by the old tft client, i managed to convert the dds textures to tga then blp, but i cannot seem to find a way to make the new mdx useable in the old warcraft, if it's not too much of a hassle, could you please take a look at it? it's literally one mdx file with a very simple animation
      here is a paste with the file: https://www.hiveworkshop.com/pastebin/62f27b2d032706028a9b327133ad01ad20368/

      thank you, and sorry if i come in a bad time!
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Sure, here is a pastebin that includes a writeup of my thoughts on this, and a fixed model for legacy game versions:
        https://www.hiveworkshop.com/pastebin/75706026a61f798a072ab0af54d42d6a20370/

        In general, I do not support backporting Reforged models to old versions of the game, but in this case the model already existed in the old format on Patch 1.31 so I am just giving you that one.
        Feb 4, 2020
      2. Teitan
        Teitan
        Thank you so much, i assure you i have no malicious intent with it, i was just making a map with all classic graphics before the reforged update and thought that effect looked nice on my spell xd
        Feb 4, 2020
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    WarCraft III: Heaven's Fall

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    for me, redwing.asingaurd is once you pass the threshold, that you can't really finish anything anymore, because you're not consciously making the effort to control your decisions to do something meaningful or reasonable

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    One time I texted to a Blizzard employee, "Reforged is bad."
    The employee replied, "It's not bad."
    It turns out, he was right. Sometimes the most concise discussions are the best ones.
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