Difference between revisions of "Basic Requirements"

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*[http://developer.nvidia.com/object/photoshop_dds_plugins.html NVIDIA dds plug-in] for Photoshop to convert all texture maps into the .dds format.  
 
*[http://developer.nvidia.com/object/photoshop_dds_plugins.html NVIDIA dds plug-in] for Photoshop to convert all texture maps into the .dds format.  
 
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/colladamaya/files/COLLADAMaya 1.4.1 plug-ins/ColladaMaya_FREE_3.05B.exe/download COLLADA for Maya] - Currently most of our art team works in Maya for modeling and UV mapping, using COLLADA to export the mesh for 3ds Max.
 
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/colladamaya/files/COLLADAMaya 1.4.1 plug-ins/ColladaMaya_FREE_3.05B.exe/download COLLADA for Maya] - Currently most of our art team works in Maya for modeling and UV mapping, using COLLADA to export the mesh for 3ds Max.
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/colladamaya/files/COLLADAMaya 1.4.1 plug-ins/ColladaMax_FREE_3.05B.exe/download COLLADA for 3ds Max 9] is used to import COLLADA files into 3ds Max.  
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*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/colladamaya/files/COLLADAMaya 1.4.1 plug-ins/ColladaMax_FREE_3.05C.exe/download COLLADA for 3ds Max 9] is used to import COLLADA files into 3ds Max.  
*[http://www.sirikata.com/res/dev_preview/SirikataSceneExporter.zip Exporter for 3ds Max 32 bit] has been custom built for Sirikata.  
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*[http://www.sirikata.com/res/dev_preview/SirikataSceneExporter.zip OGRE Exporter for 3ds Max 32 bit] has been custom built for Sirikata.  
  
 
Optional tools:
 
Optional tools:
*[http://www.sirikata.com/res/dev_preview/SirikataSceneExporter.zip Crazybump], a texture generator that uses a diffuse texture to create normal and specular maps.
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*[http://www.crazybump.com/ Crazybump], a texture generator that uses a diffuse texture to create normal and specular maps.
 
*[http://developer.nvidia.com/object/texture_tools.html NVidia Texture Tools 2], a standalone version of the NVidia plugin for Photoshop that is GPU-accelerated.
 
*[http://developer.nvidia.com/object/texture_tools.html NVidia Texture Tools 2], a standalone version of the NVidia plugin for Photoshop that is GPU-accelerated.
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*[http://mysticcoder.net/mysticthumbs/ MysticThumbs] allows you to see .DDS files as thumbnails in Windows Explorer.  It has both 32 bit and 64 bit versions, unlike NVidia’s own thumbnail extension.

Revision as of 20:32, 2 August 2009

The evolving content production pipeline currently uses these programs and plugins to produce content for Sirikata:

Optional tools:

  • Crazybump, a texture generator that uses a diffuse texture to create normal and specular maps.
  • NVidia Texture Tools 2, a standalone version of the NVidia plugin for Photoshop that is GPU-accelerated.
  • MysticThumbs allows you to see .DDS files as thumbnails in Windows Explorer. It has both 32 bit and 64 bit versions, unlike NVidia’s own thumbnail extension.