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nonSENSE

  • September 2011
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« October 27, 2012, 10:30:01 PM » #5026

(Thanks to Knoxed for the banner)


I am releasing the tool that I use to make hats for the server so you guys can make your own hats and post them here.

This tool has been updated to work with Garrysmod 13. The tool in the other thread does NOT WORK ANYMORE.

!!!! Important !!!!
- In order to use this tool, you cannot have any other versions of PAC3 by CapsAdmin installed (this also means workshop addons). This tool is a direct modification of PAC3 and will conflict with the original version. Make sure you uninstall any other version!



How to install?
  • Download the tool here!
  • Open the zip file, extract the contents into your addons folder (c:\program files\steam\...\garrysmod\addons) so that you have a folder that says pac3-hatmaker.
  • Done! You might need to restart Garry's Mod to use it.



Tutorial:


1) Open PAC through the spawn menu / options tab.





2) Click the "+" icon in the nonDB Hatmaker toolbar.






3) The tree list on the left side will be cleared (all groups and models removed).

4) Create a new 'group' by right-clicking the empty white space in the upper left.






5) Right-Click the newly created group and create a new 'model'.






6) Make sure you have the exact structure as seen in the screenshots. 1 group and 1 model. No more, no less!!!


7) Select a model (clicking the [...] button in the model field opens the spawn menu, where you can right-click and copy a model's path and paste it into the model field)

8) Select the bone you want to parent to (most hats parent to 'head, body attachments might parent to 'spine 1-4')

9) Tick the 'origin fix' checkbox. IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!

10) You can now start making hats; use the position, angles, size and scale fields to adjust the model so the item fits perfectly.

11) After you are done with the positioning, click the little brick to save the settings for the first model (Barney).





12) When you have clicked the little brick, click on the orange arrow pointing to the right (Next Model in line)
  • This will change the model to Alyx.
  • You need to adjust the settings for this model (repeat step 10)
  • When you are done, click the little brick again and then the right arrow (step 11)
    • This will change your model to next model in line. Repeat steps 10 & 11 again...

When you have reached the last model (stripped combine) and adjusted all the settings:

13) Click the brick one last time.

14) Click the green puzzle piece once. This will generate a file with all the settings for each model.





15) The generated file can be found in your data folder (garrysmod\data\nonDB\hatsData\YOUR_MODEL\__compiled.txt)

16) Open the file _compiled.txt and check the last line. If it says TRUE, you have all the offsets you need and you are done. If it does not, it means you forgot to generate the offsets for one or several models.





17) If the file says TRUE, you can copy paste the content of the _compiled.txt file into a new post in this thread.




If you have any other questions, read the old thread which can be found here.

« Last Edit: October 27, 2012, 10:33:18 PM by nonSENSE »

nonSENSE

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« October 27, 2012, 10:30:43 PM » #5027
Reminder:

  • If I like your hat and add it to the game, you will receive a Community version of your own creation!
  • Make sure that the hat looks good on all models. I can't accept hats that only look good on some models and don't work with the others. Think about this before you start to save yourself some time.
General Guidelines:

  • Most hats look best when they are scaled down / up to fit the player's head size. Experiment a bit with the settings.
    • Avoid stretching the hat in 1 dimension. This will make it lose it's shape in most cases. Unless absolutely necessary you should not do this.
  • Do not rush through the hat creation process. Take your time and be precise. I am kind of picky when it comes to clipping issues and the general feel of the hat. If something doesn't look right, I will note it and it will probably take you longer to fix than before...
  • For now, please do not use custom models. Until the resource manager is fixed, I cannot include hats with custom models; you can send them in though but I will only add them when we can offer the custom model to the users through the download manager.
  • Hats can only be up of 1 part (model) right now!

« Last Edit: October 27, 2012, 10:40:31 PM by nonSENSE »

レオ✪

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« November 02, 2012, 09:55:05 PM » #5175
Nonsense, the tools broken sorta, The Fast Zombie model in the selection for it just turns into an error when I go to it, but it works fine if I switch to it out of PAC, also there's no Load Config button.

nonSENSE

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« November 02, 2012, 10:47:15 PM » #5179
The fast zombie can be skipped since it will be removed from our server (hence the 25 models in the config).

The load config button is not needed.

レオ✪

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« November 02, 2012, 10:51:29 PM » #5180
Ah alrighty, Thank you for notifying me Nonsense, was getting pissed at it cause I thought I'd need to re-install gmod or something

レオ✪

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« October 05, 2013, 05:54:26 PM » #10078
Hey nonSENSE, I believe the add-on is broken, it may just be me but when I try to switch to the next model nothing happens.
x1

nonSENSE

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« October 05, 2013, 05:56:07 PM » #10079
I'll have a look.

レオ✪

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« October 06, 2013, 09:39:09 AM » #10101
Any news?

Bing :3

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« October 06, 2013, 10:24:52 PM » #10107
Can I just make it clear to install the files into this directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\addons

NOT into:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\*Your User*\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons

I've had a couple of people get this wrong and this seemed to be the problem both times.

レオ✪

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« October 07, 2013, 12:35:41 AM » #10110
Can I just make it clear to install the files into this directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\addons

NOT into:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\*Your User*\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons

I've had a couple of people get this wrong and this seemed to be the problem both times.
I've been installing into that directory, not the old one, doesn't work.

レオ✪

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« October 07, 2013, 05:38:08 AM » #10122
My apologies, I found out the issue, just a conflicting addon I believe.

Bing :3

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« October 07, 2013, 11:40:41 AM » #10124
Can I just make it clear to install the files into this directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\addons

NOT into:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\*Your User*\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons

I've had a couple of people get this wrong and this seemed to be the problem both times.
I've been installing into that directory, not the old one, doesn't work.

That was just a general reminder, not specifically directed to you, glad you got it all working now =)

Ethnoe

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« April 04, 2014, 01:01:50 AM » #11371
Whenever I save a model, and go to the next one, when I go back to the previous model it is already all messed up.  :(

Zimon4eR

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« July 12, 2014, 10:01:47 AM » #11741
When I press the orange arrow - nothing happens.  >:(

L4N

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« August 03, 2014, 11:29:31 AM » #11884
I have the same problem as Zimon

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