Some month ago I asked if someone would be interested in a tutorial how to convert mdx models to j3o. There was no really demand but now I wrote this tutorial for a friend and I want to share it. I think this is especially interesting for people who are familiar with Warcarft 3 modding.
I modded for wc3 for over 5 years and therefore I know many free available models and when I asked the creators if I they allow me to use them for a non commercial java game they all agreed. For me making an RTS game the models are awesome.
Of course I would not recommend you to use models which contain data of Warcraft 3.
Warcraft 3 (as opposed to WoW) had/has a massive number of mods for it. Some spawned new game types that are starting to appear as full games now (Defence of the Ancients being the prime one that springs to mind).
Everything is working over here, except the animations. They just don't work, they are loaded incorrectly, the bones seems to be on the right places, but the meshes are distorting. Maybe it's because I'm using 3DS Max 2013, I'll try another version.
If I recall correctly the official MDX exporter only works with 3DS Max 4 (a really old version). I guess you're using a community made one? You can try exporting the model to OgreXML and MDX and see what the differences are in the animation data.
Well, I’m actually going to use this. There are tons of MDX models avaliable. But @ogerlord , could you upload that file again? To mediafire or something, dropbox. I can’t download your file, that german site, it just redirects me to the main page when I try to click download. And I can’t see your attachment This is really going to help me!
Everything is working over here, except the animations. They just don’t work, they are loaded incorrectly, the bones seems to be on the right places, but the meshes are distorting. Maybe it’s because I’m using 3DS Max 2013, I’ll try another version.
No, I mean the animations are weird after importing the MDX model. I downloaded the MDX, re-saved it to guarantee the version is correct, opened 3DS Max and imported the MDX. Moving the timeline’s slider shows the animations completly weird.