This is probably the zillionth place where I try to get help in this, so please do bear with me, if I missed something with the local search engine - just need a short answer: a short suggestion. I am trying to use .X files (whoa.. huh? lol), but I found no good software for importing .X files then editing them then exporting them.. all this with animations, all this in text format (optional, but would be great), all this with having multiple meshes in one .X file. Found some good software to do the half of the jobs done, but is there any way to do it in one step? (I mean really - what do other programmers use at all? I found no good stuff on net.. am I to implement one myself, or such?)
So any good suggestion would be great, and without garbage: .X files in text with animations with multiple meshes to import and then edit and then export.
edit: I already tried Blender. The 2.49b was the last version supporting import directx in text. After these versions blender is not even importing .x, only exports. 2.49b can export animated .x, but can not import animation. 2.49b can export multiple meshes but will only import one of the meshes - from the same export it did (unmodified). Thanks for the suggestion, but blender is no solution for this, unless you can suggest a working script too please?
solution: for above mentioned problem there were some solutions. Here I try to sum up stuff:
- Blender is a partially working solution; see edit above.
- Milkshape seemed to work with directx files, but for my tests it showed up, that only preview worked well, on main screen the textures were bad and no animations were imported. Versions checked are: 1.7.0 and 1.8.4 or something like that, I don't remember.
- TrueSpace seemed to not work for any of the .X files. No idea why; tried with tiny.x provided by the DirectX SDK, but nope. *- Good solution is to use quick converter - see post bellow, marked as good answer. Found this allright, because it is closest to my goal.
- Found a program (UU3D - Ultimate Unwrap 3D) that loads .X well, with more meshes and multiple animations and the textures are just fine too. Because it is not free, I could not try that if it can save with text as well (saving is simply disabled in demo). For those, who can afford such I could only recommend, because it looks promising.*