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Galthor
(Acolyte)
03/18/03 09:36 PM
General Tips and Help v1.1  

(Since the Pinned post is out of date, and missing a lot of the newer resources, I figured I'd quickly put together a similar post, clearing the out-of-date links, and adding more current content to it. Hope ya enjoy)

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In the Render Window:

  • "A" Turns on/off All brightness for total lighting.
  • "C" Zooms in to an isometriC view of the selected object(s).
  • "D" Dislodges you from the selected object(s) to allow for more freeform movement of the camera.
  • "F" Drops (or makes the object(s) Fall) to the top level of the object below them.
  • "L" Allows you to see/not see the Light radius of all lights in the view.
  • "T" Zooms in to a Top view of the selected object(s).
  • "V" Allows you to zoom in and out on the selected object with the mouse.
  • "W" Turns on/off Wireframe mode.
  • "X" Allows you to manipulate object(s) in the X axis.
  • "Y" Allows you to manipulate object(s) in the Y axis.
  • "Z" Allows you to manipulate object(s) in the Z axis.
  • "F4" Shows collision detection of all objects in the Render Window.



    In the Preview Window:
  • "A" Pans the view left.
  • "D" Pans the view right.
  • "S" Pans the view down.
  • "W" Pans the view up.
  • "Insert" Rotates the object on it's ? axis.
  • "Home" Rotates the object on it's ? axis.
  • "Page Up" Zooms in.
  • "Page Down" Zooms out.
  • "Down Arrow" Rotates the object on it's ? axis.
  • "Left Arrow" Rotates the object on it's ? axis.
  • "Right Arrow" Rotates the object on it's ? axis.
  • "Up Arrow" Rotates the object on it's ? axis.



    General Tutorials/Help:
    (These are tutorials covering more than one area of mod making, or are "general" in nature)
  • Official Tutorials
  • Original Thread (Many replies with helpful information!)
  • Dragonsong's Tutorial
  • TES Tutorial
  • General Tutorial
  • Info Dump #1 (compiled by T'or Drakkon)
  • Is Your Mod Clean? (by Dragonsong)
  • [url=http://thelys.free.fr/misc.htm#MODDERS%20SECTION] TESAME + Scripting bible + More tools (by TheLys) [url]


    Specific Tutorials:
    (These cover one specific area of creating mods)
  • Statics (by Deconstruction)
  • Weapons (by Yggradsil)
  • NPC Creation
  • Defining Models for a New Race (by Liquid Fusion)
  • Building a House (by Liquid Fusion)
  • Landscape Editing (by Liquid Fusion) and Landscape Editing
  • Teleport scripting (by blazman)
  • Editing/Importing Skins (by Kathykitten)
  • Chilliskinner (3D Max Skinner)
  • Texture Compression, TGA -> DDS (by Stevebtb)
  • Skin/Texture Editing
  • Creating a New Race
  • Factions
  • Scripting Reference


    Links of Interest:
  • Morrowind Summit Mod Database
  • Morrowindfiles
  • Dragonsight Mods DB
  • Euro-Morrowind Mods + Information
  • Morrowind Mod Library
  • Adventurer's Guide Mods + Links
  • Shakti's Mods + MW Info
  • T'or Drakkon's Mods + Texturing Tools
  • Empty World Mod (by Palp)

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    Edited by Galthor (03/18/03 09:56 PM)

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  • KingKong
    (Adept)
    03/18/03 10:12 PM
    Re: General Tips and Help v1.1 [re: Galthor] 

    This is a recompalation of a list of links to:
    Morrowind:Mods
    Construction Set:Basics,Scripting
    3D MAX:Tuts,Plugs,Free Modles
    Photoshop:Tuts,Plugs,Free Texturs
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    ()Tutorials\Mods

    Tuts-> http://www.weathersong.net/tomorrow/tuts/

    Tuts-> http://www.rpgplanet.com/morrowind/tamriel/

    ()Utitilities

    http://thelys.free.fr/misc.htm

    ()3dmax

    Plugs-> http://www.cuneytozdas.com/software/

    nif import-> http://66.106.110.151/Morrowind/index.html

    Free modles, textures, online tuts, and more-> http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/freestuff.asp

    ()Photoshop

    Main Site-> http://www.adobe.com/main.html
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    That's a good compilation Mr. Kong . Here's my standard list I give folks, which duplicates yours somewhat:

    I strongly recommend beginning with Dragonsong's tutorials. They start right at the beginning and are very thorough, giving advice and hints on how to avoid the typical problems you'll encounter when first using the Construction Set.

    When you want to edit the landscape, try Scott Fisher's tutorials. That site seems to be including some annoying pop-up windows lately, but the tutorials are good.

    The bible for scripters is GhanBuriGhan's excellent 'Morrowind Scripting for Dummies Ver.5', located here.

    The LiquidFusion site has a good list of controls you can use in the Editor. The only thing I would add to Olsor's list is that besides zooming in the Render window by rolling the mouse scroll wheel, you can also pan by pressing the wheel down and 'dragging' the landscape or cell sideways or up & down.

    Hope this helps...

    ...Klinn
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    ALSO: Another EXCELLENT thread from Drendal, hope I spelled that right, about 3dsmax. It's got everything from applying textures, to animating your modle, enjoy-> http://www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=tesconstsethelp&Number=1114782&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=7&fpart=
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    *More 3dsmax, free modles, textures, tuts, etc.

    http://www.amazing3d.com/plugmax.html

    http://shape.cs.princeton.edu/search.html

    http://www.help3d.com/index.html

    *TONS OF GREAT plugins for max:

    http://www.maxplugins.de/

    http://www.dreamsandmagic.com/p_max.htm

    http://www.max3dstuff.com/

    http://max3d.3dluvr.com/
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    *THE MOTHER OF ALL MAX TUTS! A tutorial searcher for 3dmax and also many other programes

    http://www.threatenedspecies.org.au/tutorials/3dsoftware/3dstudiomax/default.asp?ct=1&ob=3


    *A link to all kinds of links for free modles, textures, tuts, etc.

    http://www.amazing3d.com/links.html
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    I almost forgot about Photoshop-Mostly tuts in no particular order:

    http://showcase.netins.net/web/wolf359/adobepc.htm

    http://www.ultimate-photoshop.com/ ->COMING SOON

    http://www.boxtopsoft.com/plugpage/

    http://robouk.mchost.com/

    http://www.plugins.com/

    http://www.photoshopcafe.com/

    http://www.netstudio.com/index.asp?r=0&c=0

    http://www.it-enquirer.com/index.php

    http://www.mccannas.com/pshop/photosh0.htm

    http://www.distortion.co.uk/freebies/tutorial.html

    http://www.mccannas.com/pshop/menu.htm

    http://www.elated.com/tutorials/graphics/photoshop/ ->NICE ONE

    http://graphicssoft.about.com/library/tuts/bltut_apsidx.htm

    http://www.spoono.com/tutorials/photoshop/
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    Here's my contribution:

    http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/type/tutorial.asp?id=26086

    There are quite a few good tutorials here as well, not just for Max, but other packages as well, plus links and tons of other stuff.

    Pax,
    Indigo
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    MODS:All on the official page, not many others

    *ELEDERSCROLLS
    http://www.elderscrolls.com/index.php?url=/downloads/media_wallpapers.htm&bg=05

    * http://morrowind.ttlg.com/plugins/

    * http://www.rpgplanet.com/morrowind/mods/mods.asp

    * http://www.rpgplanet.com/morrowind/mods/mods.asp

    * http://www.rpgplanet.com/morrowind/chalice/back/back.shtml

    * http://www.illuminatingdarkness.com/
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    Theres already a link in the 3dmax answeres thread, which I hope will be pinned. Not much new except these two posted by others: ->


    From Hatter:
    I've found a great little utility which converts bmp and targa images into dds and vice versa. No need for photoshop, etc.

    Download at:
    http://www.mnwright.btinternet.co.uk/programs/dxtbmp.htm

    It can also be used to view mipmaps and alpha channes. I think it was made for flightsims but it works fine with Morrowind.

    H.

    And from Dave Humphrey:

    A better editor-
    http://www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=tesconstsethelp&Number=1153475&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=7&fpart=


    Enjoy, KK

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    Galthor
    (Acolyte)
    03/19/03 06:06 PM
    Re: General Tips and Help v1.1 [re: KingKong] 

    ^

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    Galthor
    (Acolyte)
    03/23/03 06:15 AM
    Re: General Tips and Help v1.1 [re: Galthor] 

    This isn't useful?

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    Grundulum
    (Curate)
    03/23/03 06:45 AM
    Re: General Tips and Help v1.1 [re: Galthor] 

    It is incredibly, but I wonder if it could be added to the pinned thread. Or perhaps you could alert Thanos of Titan at thanostower@hotmail.com about this and perhaps merge this thread with his already-awesome tutorials page.

    ________________________________________

    If you think you've had an original thought, you just haven't done enough research.

    People who design completely foolproof items always underestimate the ingenuity and creativity of complete fools.

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    Galthor
    (Acolyte)
    03/23/03 07:36 AM
    Re: General Tips and Help v1.1 [re: Grundulum] 

    *Nods* Emailed him at your suggestion, thanks

    The thread that is currently pinned is very, very out of date. Many of the links in it are invalid, and there's been a lot of newer information that's shown up. Hence my quick collection of this stuff - the currently pinnned thread isn't of much use, except for the replies containing tips and information

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    Galthor
    (Adept)
    04/11/03 08:59 PM
    Re: General Tips and Help v1.1 [re: Galthor] 

    Bump (been a while)

    -- Sig --

    (Management not responsible for anything stupid that Galthor just posted)

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    Galthor
    (Curate)
    04/22/03 08:42 PM
    Re: General Tips and Help v1.1 [re: Galthor] 

    ...

    -- Sig --
    Galthor's Grumblings Mods Page
    LadyEternity's Models
    (Management not responsible for anything stupid that Galthor just posted)

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