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RenderDoc - grabbing geometry from video games

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Jamira, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    I just bought Elite Dangerous today. This evening I searched for 3D models of Elite and found this:

    and the homepage:
    Really any DirectX game? Even Skyrim? That would be the blast for me. Okay, I bought Elite for PS4. But it sounds promising anyway. I will check this next days.

    If this works with Skyrim, I will buy a new printer immediately. My hero in Skyrim is a good looking tough woman with sexy armor and cloth. Thanks to several mods she can perform a lot of poses. Additional I could form any character I want. Male and female. Armors and clothes of any kind.

    Parallel it should be possible to grab Entropia Universe content, Fallout4 and Assassin's Creed Origins as well. OMG! Hopefully it'll really work!
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  2. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Bahhh ...

    Entropia Universe doesn't start.
    Assassin's Creed Origins starts but the grabber message doesn't appear and the hotkey has no effect.
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  3. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Here is the explanation from RenderDoc's documentation:
  4. Unbenannt2.
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  5. Welcome Jens =)
  6. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    I hope you enjoy Elite, there is a rich resource of stories and lore. Several professional books. It is good immersion in VR too.
  7. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    So what did you use Jens?
  8. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Currently it updated over and over again. At the first start I didn't got even all training missions ;-) Finally I managed to set up my PS4 to download updates in standby mode during the night. I am such a PS4 noob! Unfortunately it doesn't support PSVR yet because of quality issues. How ever. At least I am "Jamira" in the game and not "Commander Jameson" ;-)
  9. Hadesheim at Cryengine 3 Unbenannt1.
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  10. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    hehe no work required to convert to CE3 at all then ;) (kidding)

    In other news I discovered something exciting tonight! I can't help looking at these and hearing the terminator theme tune. That tower had... feeling...

    happy. happy2. pandora_part_render_close.
  11. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Looking at that last one... I'm getting a distinct urge to be on that walkway on the left hand side... in VR... uuugh... might have to install Unity again just for that...

    Also... this springs to mind... I can just hear that sound when I look at this thing. (4:51)

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  12. Heard a sound around 5.05 that sounded a bit ominous.
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  13. Aside: yeah let’s hang around gawping at a gigantic alien thing that can throw cars around and demolish buildings in your locality and fire lethal high-powered laser weapons.

    Let’s get a bit closer to take pics and videos to share on social media. <lol>
  14. the tower 3d model is stil ingame ? :O
  15. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Sadly not. Someone should port it to CryEngine and send it back to them. And while MA do their "plonk" bit they can let me write a mission chain/story around it. (I would of course be soliciting ideas).

    Not sure what is at Pandora these days? Got a feeling there is a lake? Or am I thinking of times way back when? The tower was near Pandora right?
  16. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    South-East if I remember right. In the middle of a desert.
    Regarding a comeback of the mighty tower.
    I'm pretty sure it would be good enough for several different quests wich could end in a final mega-quest or event or whatever.
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  17. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    The author of RenderDoc, Baldur Karlsson, explicitly asks for feedback. Okay, I sent a mail:

    Hi Baldur!

    Lately I stumbled about RenderDoc as a good way to grab 3D geometry from games:

    Elite Dangerous is my theme at the moment. I want some geometry from this game to manufacture models with my 3D-printer. I need polygons for that like STL, OBJ or 3DS. What I see in RenderDoc is exactly what I want in my CAD (Rhino3D):

    But exporting the geometry as CSV and importing it into Rhino doesn't work. All I get is this crap:
    My first question: Is there any chance to implement a feature in RenderDoc to export polygons like STL? It would be the blast!

    Second: If this export will work than implement support for D3D9 please. To be able to grab geometry from my beloved Skyrim:


    Let's see what comes out of it. I tested Blender with an import-plugin for CSV-files. But it didn't work as well.
  18. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Quick and clear answer:

    Using RenderDoc to extract copyrighted content from commercial products is not something I condone or support.

    Okay, that's a statement I can understand and accept. I don't like it though.
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