.MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

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.MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby IAmCaptainRedfield » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:42 pm

Any tools out there that can convert .MDL to .OBJ while keeping the original in-game bones(this includes facial bones!)???
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby iheartibuki » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:59 pm

OBJ does not support bone weights.
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby IAmCaptainRedfield » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:39 pm

Hmm... I know there's a way around this, but this is more than likely where Blender or 3DS comes in...
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby riccochet » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:13 am

Well I use Noesis to convert some MDL's to SMD's and they retain bones and bone weighting when I import it to Max.
You could try the DAE or FBX format also
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby IAmCaptainRedfield » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:57 am

...And these formats will work in XNALara if I try to convert them over to either .MESH, .ASCII, or .XPS format?
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby riccochet » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:11 pm

Yep, its the formats i use in Max
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby IAmCaptainRedfield » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:10 pm

But more importantly, will they retain the facial bones?

EDIT- I've been browsing through both the TF2 and SFM folders on my PC, and every version that I come across of the classes(My ultimate goal here is to reextract and convert over the TF2 classes(both human and robot)WITH facial bones this time around)seem to lack facial bones. So either I'm not looking hard enough, or facial posing for these models is impossible outside of GMod and SFM... :roll:
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby rexil » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:11 pm

IAmCaptainRedfield wrote:But more importantly, will they retain the facial bones?

EDIT- I've been browsing through both the TF2 and SFM folders on my PC, and every version that I come across of the classes(My ultimate goal here is to reextract and convert over the TF2 classes(both human and robot)WITH facial bones this time around)seem to lack facial bones. So either I'm not looking hard enough, or facial posing for these models is impossible outside of GMod and SFM... :roll:

Those models don't have facial bones, they use morphs.
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby thePWA » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:18 am

Like what rexil posted Source .mdl do not use bones for heads/faces you have to do a custom face rig if you want them to have face bones.
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Re: .MDL to .OBJ while keeping original bones...

Postby IAmCaptainRedfield » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:13 pm

thePWA wrote:Like what rexil posted Source .mdl do not use bones for heads/faces you have to do a custom face rig if you want them to have face bones.


In that case it's time to bust out Blender and see how this disaster is gonna unfold, lol...
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