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(Transparency & Illumination: Removed OPT enhancer, those functions can pretty much be covered with OPTech 2.x. Also updated the description for XWA OPTer as Jeremy's new version works slightly different.)
 
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There are certain things to be done, once you have completed your OPT with either [[Ace_DXF]] or [[OPTech]].
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There are certain things to be done, once you have completed your OPT with either [[Ace_DXF]] or [[OPTech]].
 
 
==Transparency & Illumination==
 
While OPTech v1.1 includes these functions, so far OPT Enhancer was the more reliable tool for this.
 
  
 
==Shading correction==
 
==Shading correction==
 
A newer program named '''XWA OPTer''' or OPTFix may be used to improve the OPTs visual appearance ingame, as it corrects various shading errors, that usually occurr with OPTs ingame. The way to use it is rather simple:
 
A newer program named '''XWA OPTer''' or OPTFix may be used to improve the OPTs visual appearance ingame, as it corrects various shading errors, that usually occurr with OPTs ingame. The way to use it is rather simple:
  
# select and load the OPT you wish to fix
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#select and load the OPT you wish to fix
# Wait for the three progress bars to reach 100%. The program will also inform you about any problematic faces it fixed.
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#You will be prompted the degree threshold, default is 51.xy
# Click Save. The program will by default save the new file with the suffix '9' ''(In the programs author's mother language French 9 is written neuf, which also means 'new')''
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#''Once the threshold is set wait for the program to runn through, it may take a few moments depending on how complex your model is.''
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#A Save-as window will open. Select the directory and enter the desired filename and click save.
  
 
Important: For some reason it is important that you run XWA OPTer AFTER running the OPT Enhancer, as it will apparently override or even negate any illumination or transparency effects added to textures.
 
Important: For some reason it is important that you run XWA OPTer AFTER running the OPT Enhancer, as it will apparently override or even negate any illumination or transparency effects added to textures.

Latest revision as of 21:07, 18 April 2020

There are certain things to be done, once you have completed your OPT with either Ace_DXF or OPTech.

Shading correction

A newer program named XWA OPTer or OPTFix may be used to improve the OPTs visual appearance ingame, as it corrects various shading errors, that usually occurr with OPTs ingame. The way to use it is rather simple:

  1. select and load the OPT you wish to fix
  2. You will be prompted the degree threshold, default is 51.xy
  3. Once the threshold is set wait for the program to runn through, it may take a few moments depending on how complex your model is.
  4. A Save-as window will open. Select the directory and enter the desired filename and click save.

Important: For some reason it is important that you run XWA OPTer AFTER running the OPT Enhancer, as it will apparently override or even negate any illumination or transparency effects added to textures.