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01/01/2017 21:27:26

Nahton
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I've noticed that some user modded props are posted in the store within a set. For example, I downloaded drewi's UKtaserpolice set which contains a puppet holding a taser in his right hand. When I edit the character I can remove the object from his right hand but I don't see it in the available items to put it back. I also don't see how I could save it in my attachment window to use with other characters. I haven't compared other props to see if this was a one off situation or an issue with providing attachments by way of sharing a set.
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01/01/2017 23:13:11

Tangledbliss
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Keep your attachment models in a folder somewhere on your computer and import them as they are required. It can be quite tricky getting it located properly each time, make two version of your character, say one with gun and one without gun and save them in favourites.
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01/01/2017 23:23:13

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Nahton,
To my knowledge there is no way to separate an attachment from its host so it can be saved as a favourite or applied to a different character. You must either create the attachment yourself so you can apply it however you want, or ask the original creator for the model.

Without having the model itself as a standalone entity somewhere on your hard drive, you are limited to saving as favourite the whole policeman character that holds the taser. The only other option I can suggest is to modify the character with different nose, hair, eyes etc if you need a different character to hold the taser
edited by PatMarrNC on 01/01/2017
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02/01/2017 13:25:26

Nahton
Nahton
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Tangledbliss wrote:
Keep your attachment models in a folder somewhere on your computer and import them as they are required. It can be quite tricky getting it located properly each time, make two version of your character, say one with gun and one without gun and save them in favourites.

Thanks Tangledbliss.
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02/01/2017 14:08:51

Nahton
Nahton
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PatMarrNC wrote:
Nahton,
You must either create the attachment yourself so you can apply it however you want, or ask the original creator for the model.

edited by PatMarrNC on 01/01/2017



Thanks Pat. So I guess in some ways this is the best way to provide an attachment (I'm thinking more of handheld items) you wanted to share that could be used on any character. The downside is it would need to be placed into the proper position/alignment by the user downloading it. I don't personally see that as downside but I think some users might. A screenshot of the properties could be provided in the download.

That brings up a side question. I see this notice on the Store:

As of February 2014 we will no longer be hosting new 3D models and audio files.


Does that mean Muvizu ready 3D models in FBX or ASE formats or models for modders to convert for use in Muvizu?
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02/01/2017 15:39:06

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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That brings up a side question. I see this notice on the Store:

As of February 2014 we will no longer be hosting new 3D models and audio files.



Does that mean Muvizu ready 3D models in FBX or ASE formats or models for modders to convert for use in Muvizu?


I think it's referring to standalone files of any format that would make it possible for pirated files to get stored on their server while continuing to be illegally traded. This all happened before I started using Muvizu, so I don't know the story behind it (maybe one of the long-standing members will chime in with informed comments)

The current system puts all assets into a SET, which is a dead end street. Models and audio can't be extracted from sets and recirculated. Upshot is that as long as your model is in a set, it's OK to be in the store*.

BUT....

Due to the way attachments are selected, they must always be stored on your hard drive. To my knowledge (maybe somebody knows a way that isn't obvious to me) there is no way to pick an object that's already in the set in order to apply it to a character as an attachment.

If you want to provide attachments that others can apply, you'll have to put them on DropBox or some similar DL repository, and post a link to them (Or apply them to one of the highly modifiable characters so people can make a bunch of "different" characters use your attachment. )

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* NOTE: when you upload a set, you have to check a box saying that you own the rights to whatever you are uploading... so in order to be TRULY OK to be in the store, that must also be true

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edited by PatMarrNC on 02/01/2017
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02/01/2017 17:03:56

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Apparently they stopped allowing FBX and ASE files on the store due to the cost of hosting them on the server. Models in ASE or FBX format currently on the store are from before.
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