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Exporting a Doodad as a .GIF or .WEMB animation?

Discussion in 'Warcraft Editing Tools' started by Macshaft, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. Macshaft

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    I'm trying to figure out how to export a Doodad asset as a background free .GIF or .WEMB animation?
    The doodad asset in question is the [ZZcd] Dust (from Dungeon / Cinematic). However, my knowledge for Warcraft 3 modding or available tools is extremely limited, and English is not my native language.

    Does anyone know how to export this particular asset and convert the animation to .GIF (in Isometric view)? Is this even possible?

    I downloaded CASCviewer, but I'm not sure if that helps me. I was able to locate what I think might be the asset in question, but alas, I don't know how to proceed from there.

    I also downloaded mdx-m3-viewer-master, but I can't even figure out how to run the program. Very confusing :(

    ...Thank you for any help anyone is able to provide...
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2020
  2. loktar

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    You will have to use a screencapture program (e.g. OBS Studio) and record it. You can convert the video to GIF with something else.
    You can use Magos model editor, Mdlvis or Retera's Model Studio to display the model and play the animation. You could also use my Model Viewer map.
     
  3. GhostWolf

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    While the viewer had a demo client for this purpose that I once made for someone, I don't really suggest using it, nor do I remember the key shortcuts that made it work (you can find it in viewer.hiveworkshop.com if you care).

    It's probably easier to do what loktar wrote, and use Retera's model studio and record with ShareX or any other GIF/otherwise recording software.