XNALara to SMD tutorial
XNALara uses a .mesh and mesh.ascii model format. For the sake of this tutorial if your desired model uses .mesh extension then download this: http://www.mediafire.com/?pyuezgx59zbsu6p and put into said model’s folder. Once there you drag and drop the .mesh onto the GeMeshBinToAscii and you will get your mesh.ascii. You can download just about any model you like here: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=151335
If you feel so inclined to check out Dusan’s XNALara posing program go here: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=147100
If you wish to use Blender 2.57b (like I have) then please continue with tutorial listed below. However if you want the easy and smarter alternative you’ll download the import/export scripts for Blender 2.49b or 3ds Max. After that you’ll want to get a .smd import/export script. Install these, import mesh.ascii, see if it looks good, then export to .smd file format.
Blender 2.57b mesh.ascii to .smd
Download FigureSculptor’s mesh.ascii import only script here: http://www.mediafire.com/?p5apyk6ys63zx4h
Import model and get the wonderful surprise of no textures. It’s all white. Seeing as this is where I’m at in these model conversions I will suggest you go the KatBit’s
Blender tutorials for how to fix the texture problem.
Check out Facepunch’s own thread for .smd import/export for the Blender 2.5 series. http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1051217/7
That’s as far as it goes for now on this tutorial until I get time again to play around with model conversions. When I get the the problem fixed I will update this tutorial.
On a side note: The people at the tombraiderforums and XNALara community in general have a big thing about being credited for what they put up for download. Do yourself a favor and everyone else here too by putting down who they were if you decide to post it up on facepunch. Second, I wouldn’t bother asking for help on the forum for model conversions. Generally you will either be ignored or scoffed at. Other than that you shouldn’t have any problems.