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avatar The303 19th July 2017, 22:37 PM

Discovered kHED modelling program that is super simple to use. It lacks rigging/bones but is very easy to make static prop models and has a much nicer UV editor and navigation than milkshape. It also exports UV layouts with vertex normal colors which is super useful for texturing. Lastly makes your QC and exports MDL right out of the program (just put studiomdl.exe in the base directory).

Still working away at the big model export tutorial (3ds/milkshape/blender) but I keep on finding new quirks with the blender exporter. This is gonna be a long one.


avatar Windawz says: 19th July 2017, 22:39 PM
You mean even a dummy like myself can use it? Oh that's some good news.
avatar The303 says: 20th July 2017, 21:57 PM
Yep, I may even make a quick video of creating a prop. I made this TV in little time with it:
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avatar DiscoStu says: 21st July 2017, 04:40 AM
Do people still use that type of antennas? :P
avatar Admer456 says: 21st July 2017, 09:49 AM
I have an old CRT TV in my room, and it uses an antenna in that style. Except the antenna is external, not integrated on the TV.
Still, it has those 2 big sticks which I can move around. :3
avatar Loulimi says: 22nd July 2017, 10:50 AM
Do people still watch TV?

Apart from that, KHED is a good software indeed. I used to use it, but I prefer learning and getting experience with blender instead.
avatar Windawz says: 22nd July 2017, 14:06 PM
Oh yes, they do. At least in Russia. Terrible, isn't it?
avatar The303 says: 22nd July 2017, 19:33 PM
I am primarily a 3DSmax user, but Ive now used five 3D programs and Id say that kHED is probably the easiest and most intuitive for total beginners to ease into 3D. After that, id recommend going to other programs.
avatar Admer456 says: 22nd July 2017, 23:41 PM
I'm also a 3DS Max user for the most part. :p
I'll try out kHED and see if it's any good to my laptop. I didn't get used to Blender because it's just weird... and I was busy with other projects.
I've also tried out Milkshape once. It's my least favourite, to be honest...

@Windawz & Loulimi
A lot of folks in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia watch TV.
A lot of people on this world watch TV. A lot of them.
It's just because they have nothing else to do, honestly. We, mappers, modders, skinners etc. have to be productive!

And normal gamers? Well... it's exceptional.
It's like you're watching an action film on TV, for example, except you're controlling the protagonist and the experience is better overall.
So yeah, at least you're giving your brain and hands some practice.
avatar The303 says: 24th July 2017, 04:38 AM
Made a thread on this:
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