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converting non-static object to static

Post by mugs » 02 Sep 2016 20:29

Is there a way to take a puzzle item and convert it into a static object? I want to use a flipmap on the room containing the puzzle item, but of course it won't flip the object. So my thought was to create a copy of the object as a static. Any ideas on this one?
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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by DJ Full » 02 Sep 2016 21:19

Make a wad with your puzzle and any static slot. Save.
Open that in StrPix, scroll to the puzzle, export to mqo.
Scroll to the static slot, import mqo as static, fix lights.
Don't add or delete meshes between export and import.
If you do that, texturing infos may get messed up.

This also works in reverse to make moveable from static.

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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by mugs » 02 Sep 2016 22:02

Thank you dearheart! off to give it a go!
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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by Fluen » 03 Sep 2016 16:19

Afterwards compare the movable and the static version of your object to make sure, they are both in the same place and height. My basic rule for object-making and -altering is: test, test, test.

If DJFull's suggested method (agaist expectation) causes changes in object placing, I have an alternative suggestion. But I'll wait with that.

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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by mugs » 05 Sep 2016 02:05

Thanks Fluen - the conversion was a success and I'm happy with the results. Appreciate your offer for help!
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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by DJ Full » 05 Sep 2016 07:55

Such import may change object position if the target slot had animations.
In such case open WadMerger, delete frames but one and set its XYZ to 0,0,0.

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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by psiko » 06 Sep 2016 22:43

Mugs, you do not need to do anything to the puzzle items/holes/done: as with all animatings and moveables, even if not present in the visualization of the flipped room in roomeditor, they will be in game even when the flipped room is on :) you can't place moveables in the flipped room because it will keep the moveables from the unflipped version :) If you want anything more in the flipped room, just put invisible as ocb for such moveables (or use actions/flipeffects that comes with ngle) and trigger them once the flipped room is on :)

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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by mugs » 07 Sep 2016 01:47

oh! what a clever solution, Psiko! Thanks for that tip.
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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by vimmers » 07 Sep 2016 15:38

Fluen wrote:. But I'll wait with that.
why not share it now ???
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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by Fluen » 07 Sep 2016 16:31

To avoid confusion. DJFull's method worked. There is a saying about too many cooks...

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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by DJ Full » 07 Sep 2016 19:01

Well but my method had worked already, so we can test yours :)

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Re: converting non-static object to static

Post by Fluen » 08 Sep 2016 13:37

I would simply have suggested, that the static to be overwritten should be furniture7 (a pedestal) from Catacombs. It's perfectly centered and has its bottom at zero height. As a result it won't add any displacement to the overwriting object.

I use it every time, I make a static.

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