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Featured Sim Racing Modding Tool 3DSimED 3.1c Released

Discussion in 'Other Racing Games' started by Paul Jeffrey, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    3DSimED 3.1c .jpg
    In the spirit of our recent focus on the world of sim racing modding comes news today that Dave Noonan has updated his excellent 3DSimED software to version 3.1c.

    Available to purchase directly from the sim garage for just £30.00 3DSimED is a Windows DirectX application allowing the creation and visualization of models from many racing sim formats.

    The new update includes plenty of brand new features and enhancements to current functionality as well as adding support for the latest titles and some more retro releases.

    Please see below changelog for the newest version of the software:
    • New: Plugin to import F1-2015 tracks and cars.
    • New: Import by plugin is now included in Import – there is no longer a separate function.
    • New: Batch Material Edit function allowing selected attributes to be edited for a group of materials. Pasting from another Material is also supported.
    • New: Exporting to Nr2003 .3DO includes an option to set the object to be a ‘minimum’ object which will be seen at all times.
    • New: The Vertex Edit pane includes an option to update near vertices.
    • Enhanced: Better viewing and picking in zoom view.
    • Enhanced: Quicker import of models consisting of a large number of objects.
    • Enhanced: Primitive->Add Object can open the same objects as Import.
    • Enhanced: Double-click for setting the view centre will can down the object tree if there is no geometry in the top level objects.
    • Enhanced: Collada Import has improved with better handling of external objects.
    • Enhanced: The zoom multiplier has been reduced to make zooming in/out easier.
    • Enhanced: Exporting and then importing .3DS preserves the ‘V’ texture coordinate.
    • Fixed: Converting to png within the texture browser could fail.
    • Fixed: Importing Wavefrot Obj without texture corrdinates no longer crashes.
    3DSimED 3.1c 2.jpg

    Do you use Dave Noonan's 3DSimED software when developing mods? Have you found the new update an improvement on previous versions? What tools make modding easier for you? Give some opinions in the comments below!
     
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  2. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    I'm using the Maya 3D 2016 student version and GJED tool for rF2. :)
    Those tools are available for FREE. :geek:

    Schermafbeelding 2016-15-03_4.jpg

    Schermafbeelding 2016-15-03_9.jpg

    Yes, I use it to convert rF2 track side objects and import them into my 3D Maya project.
    This is permitted by the ISI track team for rF2 projects if proper credits are given. :thumbsup:

    3dsimed is a great tool to convert stuff from 1 format to an other.
    Please give the correct credits. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Ooooh Gijs that looks like an interesting project you have going at the moment :) Do tell ;)

    Modding is something I would love to get in to but always seem to find an excuse not to try.. maybe 2016's the year to give it a go :)
     
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  4. LilSki

    LilSki
    Premium Member

    This program is both a blessing and a curse.
     
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  5. Dude,

    first time i try some sim racing mod tools and now this....

    i tried to your software from your website, there is a big virus included in your .exe file....

    please check that out before you let people download it !
     

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  6. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    @LilSki ,

    What modeling program are you use for your Riverside project?


    Don't know if Dave Noonan is active here on the forum but you can contact him here: admin@sim-garage.co.uk

    Anyway:
    Files reported as Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] are not necessarily malicious.
     
  7. well , funny thing just happened is that after 5 min to try to install , my hotmail account is hacked. had to restore and renew my password.... had no issues with this for years.....

    greetings :)
     
  8. LilSki

    LilSki
    Premium Member

    Both of my tracks I built in blender. I don't use 3dsimed other than to help other people with their tracks.

    As for the infection it is a false positive as the last version did the same thing.
     
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  9. @LilSki
    I would love to see your Riverside in rFactor 2.
     
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  10. using 3dsimed nearly every day, its nearly perfect and easy... :)
     
  11. LilSki

    LilSki
    Premium Member

    I would like rF2 users to enjoy a proper Bridgehampton and Riverside as well but I simply don't have time to re-learn an entire new process of getting the tracks in rF2 properly and not just a quick and dirty conversion from 3dsimed.
     
  12. Ricoow

    Ricoow
    420 Premium Member

    Looks like Genk Karting track
    @Gijs van Elderen Or am I wrong??
     
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  13. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Maybe you need a beter anti virus program. :D
     
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  14. St3fan

    St3fan
    Stefan Zhang <- Just use this name for convenience Premium Member

    Can you use student version for mod projects like this legit..? I mean I made a small real life weather tool for AC with a Matlab student version but it seems that the license only allows for education purposes. I'm much concerned about that and am learning a different language to convert my work.
     
  15. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Why not?
    It's for learning and non profit.
    I'm learning and i won't ask for money. :)

    Anyway, a licensed student version is beter than a cracked version. The student versions are full versions and supported. What means that you can update your software officially and directly from autodesk. Maya 2016 Service pack 6 is the latest version and it's very stabile to work with.
    Autodesk is gaining too. They get a lot of bug reports from all those student versions. :D

    Same thing for autodesk 3ds max 2016 student version.
     
  16. St3fan

    St3fan
    Stefan Zhang <- Just use this name for convenience Premium Member

    Maybe it's just Matlab. Technically I need to purchase a "personal license" if I want to legally use it for personal projects other than school stuff. Also IIRC that license is like 20 times the price of a student one, and I need to purchase individual toolboxes on top of that.
     
  17. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    I don't think Matlab is going to sue you... ;)
    Unless...
    Your weather tool strikes gold, and you're making a million... :whistling:
     
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