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  1. Madison

    Exporting Custom Models

    Hi everyone, I want to learn how to export .MDL custom models for Warcraft 3 maps (a step by step tutorial would be neat!). I know there's an mdl imp/exp plugin for 3dmax (the program I use) but for some reason when I tried to export my models they don't work or never load in game, not even in...
  2. Mr Ogre man

    How to add or change footprints - Warcraft 3 Reforged

    Tutorial level: Beginner Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Retera Model Studio (RMS). I'm using version 0.04 for this. So you have created an awesome model out of, say, the batrider's bat rider. Or you have imported a walk animation from another model. Or you had to delete your footprints...
  3. SebioL


    I have two models in my art library with cursor detection issues on them, which makes it difficult to make it selectable (whether in WE or in-game) and when at some point we finally manage to select it, it doesn't show responses to actions of sound, whether from "What", "YesAttack", "Pissed"...
  4. Maldiran

    Broken mdx converting

    Hey, I have recently ripped a model from WoW. It is winterqueen model from latest expansion. And there is some weird bug, when I try to convert it to .mdx. In .mdl everything works fine (some animations are not as precise as they should be, but that is very often with wow models). The problem...
  5. Macadamia

    Flying Balls Model : Portrait Upgrade First not working...

    Hello fellow modelers !!! Well I shall not yet consider myself as such as I am still slowly learning the basics. Here is my problem : For my map, I had a couple of "Ball" models. Balls are the attacking creeps in my special TD. I have a "Rolling Ball" model for ground attackers, that actually...
  6. Donut78

    Helpful Import MDX into Blender 2.79 Addon

    Hey Everyone! After searching far and wide for something that could do this, I'd finally come across a super helpful addon for Blender 2.79 that allows a very comprehensive import of an MDX file that appears to include everything from mesh, UV, rig/animations and even other nodes like attachment...
  7. Peach Schnapps

    Add animations to tree request (please!)

    I tried myself and I somehow just ended up changing the model to the other tree as well? o.O This tree is breathtaking and I think everyone on Hive could benefit from this as well! Not sure if you need and MDL or MDX so here's both lol!
  8. Cokemonkey11

    modified mdl - starfall effect as a projectile

    Hello, I'm making a priestess of the moon hero and would like a projectile for an ability which behaves like normal wc3 missile effects, but using the starfall model. So: * starfall MDL * No movement on the Z axis * birth, stand, death animations Thank you!
  9. leopold39

    Problem with model import

    Hey. I know there were ppl who had this problem (so like I do know...), I read those posts and still can't solve my problem. I tried to import 2 files (mdx and blp) - after this I saved map ofc like ppl advised, but... still my models can't upload, there are just green boxes and I have no idea...
  10. hypsandar

    [Spell] Any pre-made loading screens that i can import? Or a way to make em?

    The guide seems to be outdated.. Creating a Custom Loading Screen The website for the program needed for this is broken. So err, does anyone know a secret database of sort that contains loading screens and needed files to import them.... Hence, Google doesn't know.
  11. CaptainNaver

    Doodads/Models Randomly Turn Partially Black

    I recently changed some of the blp locations inside of some mdx files with text pad and MdxPather and moved some file around inside the map. Now when I run the map everything will show up fine for a minute or so, and then some units and doodad textures will suddenly turn partially black. Does...
  12. SVT2002

    Rotations and Scaling to Translations

    Hello, Mdlvis can transform all the non-linear translations, rotations and scalings to linear. My question is:can I transform all the linear rotations and scalings to linear translations?