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Guidelines for Creators

When creating a new object, create a single topic for that object. Try not to mix projects together and try to keep all the discussion and releases in the same thread. In the case of multiple releases of the same project, update the first post with the latest file so it's easier to find.

The topic title should contain a useful description of the object, as well as a tag to show what stage of development the object is in. Such as:

[Request] Firetruck
[Developing] New train signals
[Finished] Tieing my shoelaces
[Discussion] Longer trams

When you have completed an item, please submit it to the Locomotion Cache (http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?t=19006).



Guidelines for Users

Before installing any modifications, create a full backup of your ObjData folder in case of any problems. If you do have problems, you can then revert to the original non-buggy versions.

Be nice, if you don't like a particular object, there is no need to start flaming it. Just go back to the thread list. Try to give any helpful comments you have though, so objects can be improved.



Guidelines for Requesting New Modifications

To make life easier for both Modders and Requesters, please use the following format when requesting a new item:

Topic title
The topic title should be like this:
[REQUEST] place your request here

Give the following information:
Name
Speed: (km/h or mph)
Weight: (tonnes)
Design Year
Obsolete Year
Capacity and type of cargo.
Pictures or MSTS Model

You can give more information, but above are the most essential ones.

Would all users please also read viewtopic.php?t=25992 - many thanks...


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This is by Pikkabird in a previous post, and thanks to selenquell for finding it again.

Put in the generally useful sticky.

pikkabird wrote:
Camera Setup in 3dsm:

Camera is looking at the world origin.
Camera is in Orthographic Projection (so, no perspective).
Camera is equidistantly positioned to the left and to the front of the origin (so, looking at the origin at 45 degrees.
Camera is raised to look down at the origin. The downward angle is 30 degrees from horizontal

Dummy (Helper) Setup in 3dsm:

Tilt dummy, at the world origin.
Rotation dummy, slightly below the tilt dummy.

The tilt dummy is attached to the rotation dummy. The vehicle to be rendered is attached to the tilt dummy, and is positioned above the origin (as if the origin is ground or rail level).

Render Sequences

This is the full render sequence of 184 sprites for an non-animated locomotive with bogie:

Sprites 0-63
Tilt is 0 degrees. Rotate 360 degrees clockwise over 64 frames.
These are the level sprites.

Sprites 64-67
Tilt is 6 degrees. Rotate 360 degrees clockwise over 4 frames.
These are the transition-to-decending sprites.

Sprites 68-71
Tilt is -6 degrees. Rotate 360 degrees clockwise over 4 frames.
These are the transition-to-climbing sprites.

Sprites 72-103
Tilt is 12 degrees. Rotate 360 degrees clockwise over 32 frames.
These are the decending slope sprites.

Sprites 104-135
Tilt is -12 degrees. Rotate 360 degrees clockwise over 32 frames.
These are the climbing slope sprites.

Sprites 136-151
Tilt is 0. Rotate 360 degrees clockwise over 16 frames.
These are the level bogie sprites.

Sprites 152-167
Tilt is 12 degrees. Rotate 360 degrees clockwise over 16 frames.
These are the decending slope bogie sprites.

Sprites 168-183
Tilt is -12 degrees. Rotate 360 degrees clockwise over 16 frames.
These are the climbing slope bogie sprites.

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