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Harrison have created a tool that allows to export original files of the game into 3D Studio Max. Great News! and Thank you too much!.

Posted by esfumato on Jan 8th, 2011

by Harrison
Hi, all bladers! I have decrypted some part of format of binary *.BOD -files of characters and imported them (only meshes and skeleton groups) into 3DMAX. For example, meshes and skeleton groups of four heroes are shown here:

All meshes of characters in 3dMAX:

I think these files are quite suitable for creation new animation and its export to *.BMV files. Also, I have finished decoding the original *.BMV -files with animation and imported them into 3DMAX.

I think these files are quite suitable for creation new animation and its export to BMV-files.
Also, I have finished decoding the original BMV-files with animation and imported them into 3DMAX.
Now the animation of BOD can be edited in 3DMAX.

But these skeleton groups of characters do not have anchors for attaching weapons during the animation. I think this situation can lead to difficulties when animation of fight is making. Therefore now I am decrypting BOD-files in order to obtain these anchors.

More Information at these forums. (Russian Forum)

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esfumato Jan 8 2011, 4:59pm says:

The embedding code for the videos dont work fine.

So here are the links:

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Argoon Jan 9 2011, 2:19pm says:

Holly mother of god!! This is great news!! Now we will be able to make a blade Clone in other engine, i can't believe this, BIG THANKS for the the coder that did this.

Now can the meshs and animations be exported to any other 3d max them max 2?

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sfb Oct 10 2011, 7:44am says:

yeah this is great news....i can't wait to see these in a new engine

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xaGe Aug 8 2014, 7:46pm says:

I've yet to see these in any other engine.

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