Content Manager.. What have I done?? :(

Mickstix

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Hail Mary before doing a full re-install of the game..

Solutions tried:
File verify on steam.
Reinstall Content Manager
Reinstall latest shader patch
Delete App Data/Local/ACTools Content Manager

Problem:
Fresh install of mod car (this was all working fine until last night)
Load car in CMshowroom (developer mode) Click to show "driver/crew" all is fine.. Unpack kn5, Load model in ksEditor, save as .kn5 (no changes, just load the model and save it back to a .kn5) Reload in CM, go back into CMshowroom, click to show "driver/crew" and the driver is now missing and the car looks like the interior is missing when looking into it through the windshield/windows? If I scroll all the way into the cockpit it reappears, but from a distance it's like the other side of the car is transparent. Body looks fine from outside.. Car also looks this way if I take it into the game and view replay. Any ideas? Thanks..
 

Mickstix

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So, not sure what's what, but just before I deleted and reinstalled AC, I decided to try and load the .kn5 with 3dsimED3.. I noticed my trial had run out. So, I renew the trial, load the kn5, export fbx.. Load with ksEditor and save back to kn5. Reload car in CMShowroom and all is fine.. So, just for giggles I unpack the kn5 again, this time with CMShowroom (as I was doing above when having the issue) and load it with ksEditor, re-save as kn5 and reload in CMShowroom.. All is fine now. :O_o: Does 3dsimED somehow do some stuff when it's trial runs out that effects AC/CM/etc? I have no clue honestly.. But renewing it's trial seemed to fix whatever was going on with exporting the model with CMShowroom.. Just sayin'.. :cautious: lol Ok, back to making a mess, learning how to model!! :D
 

Johnr777

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When going KN5 to FBX, kseditor needs to see an associated .ini file together with the FBX. It holds all the shader info, object transparency options etc. There’s a good chance you opened the FBX without it, that’s why things got screwed up.
 

Mickstix

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CM (CMshowroom) unpacks the kn5 with an xxx.fbx and xxx.fbx.ini But the problem I was having certainly did feel like a shader issue.. Can't really explain why the driver would be there, then after unpack and repack with ksEditor he'd be missing though? But something was up for sure and no real idea what it was or what fixed it. Other then renewing the trial period on a program I had only used once or twice, 20 days ago..