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i need help (with 2007 model)again):sorry:

Post by blitz 561 » 2008-04-04, 06:45

when i try to add a new material to the map i have made it just comes up with the dummy matieral


:( sorry your've probably written the answer to my proplem elsewere but i cant find it!!! ):

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sorry i just want to know how to add a material i am un sure how.
(note:i am not sure if this helps but when i start cawe it comes up with this
"warning: no (additional) materials found in
L:\Documents\Ca3DE_2007-06-26\ExtLibs\FMod363\api/materials )
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Re: i need help (with 2007 model)again):sorry:

Post by Carsten » 2008-04-04, 10:04

Hi Blitz,

don't worry, we'll get this fixed... ;)

First question: Did you write a new definition for the new material? That is, did you write into one of the existing .cmat files (or even better, a new one) the material definition?
See http://www.ca3d-engine.de/wiki/matsys:cmat_manual for more details (and the other chapters in the Documentation).

If you have that done already, please let me know the exact steps of what you did so far.
Best regards,
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Re: i need help (with 2007 model)again):sorry:

Post by blitz 561 » 2008-04-10, 08:13

:arrowu: :refer to edit: :arrowu:
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no it is not a typo it does actually say girs-games.biz.ly even though it has nothing to do with games(note it doesnt say girl either)
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Re: i need help (with 2007 model)again):sorry:

Post by Carsten » 2008-04-10, 16:22

Dear blitz,
blitz 561 wrote: edit:
sorry i just want to know how to add a material i am un sure how.
(note:i am not sure if this helps but when i start cawe it comes up with this
"warning: no (additional) materials found in
L:\Documents\Ca3DE_2007-06-26\ExtLibs\FMod363\api/materials )
Ok, I see two issues here: You're using the (old) 2007-06-26 version of CaWE, and in your game configuration setup you're referring to a directory (".../ExtLibs/FMod363/...") that should not contain game data.

I've just created a new section to the documentation, please see http://www.ca3d-engine.de/wiki/general:manifest :book:
This article tells you how the contents of the Ca3DE packages is structured: You have to place your material .cmat files somewhere in Games/DeathMatch/Materials, not in ExtLibs/...

Equally important, please upgrade to the latest version of Ca3DE. (It's currently 8.03, March 2008.) This one not only has a lots of bugs fixed, more features and newer code, it also removes the need for the manual first-time configuration. That is, the setup described at http://www.ca3d-engine.de/wiki/mapping:cawe:install is now fully automatic. This will make sure that error messages like the one you mentioned don't occur anymore.

About the material itself:
When you have upgraded and put your .cmat file in the Materials directory as suggested above, does it work then?
How material (.cmat) files are written is detailed in section "The Ca3DE Material System" in the documentation. (It's much easier of course to look at the other .cmat files first, copy one of them and modify it, if you prefer learning by doing. ;-) )
Best regards,
Carsten
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