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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by artmancarver » Tue May 12, 2020 7:08 pm

daemon1 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:30 am
If asset file contains static or skeletal mesh, in will be exported to ASCII. Raw data will also be saved in "staticmesh.raw" & "skeletalmesh.raw" folders for later use in map extraction.
What plugin do i use for importing those ASCII and raw models into blender? smd is for skeleton, i get that much. But everything else is a mistery for me.

I tried renaming ascii to obj because both look very simmillar, but no luck.

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by lethal01 » Tue May 12, 2020 11:52 pm

daemon1 wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 8:00 am
use my tool (ff7r.exe) to extract them from uasset in original DDS format.
They are floating point images, to keep wide range brightness values of the sky.
If you need, then you can convert them to some other format. But note that usual 8-bit image formats are not suitable for that.
Thanks,
I should have figured it out but Im' bouncing between playing around with this and other stuff.

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by escrl141 » Wed May 13, 2020 1:55 pm

I've done everything and successfully extracted an environment map, but can anyone share the best way to open the ascii file in blender 2.82?
edit:solved (xps/ascii plugin for blender)

thanks for the tool!
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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by WeissKalt » Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 pm

Would anyone be kind as to send me a PM with the asset files for this please and thank you?

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by fil1969 » Thu May 14, 2020 7:25 am

Hi, daemon1 tool is amazing but i still not understand how perfectly maps extraction works, or well, I managed to get some sceneries, but are incomplete, I always have a missed models error, and I missed blueprint.db
What i did:
1 with umodel I extracted from paks, ALL the content of environments and sceneries folders (uassets, uexp and ubulk)
2 placed all these extracted files in one folder (around 100.000 files)
3 launched ff7rem.exe tool (it extracted all good, created folders and the material.db file)
I open a .layout umap file with the tool, but nothing.
Can you please write detailled steps to make this works?

Thank you in advance

**Nevermind. I did it!!!
:P

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by Drawing » Thu May 14, 2020 1:49 pm

fil1969 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:25 am
Hi, daemon1 tool is amazing but i still not understand how perfectly maps extraction works, or well, I managed to get some sceneries, but are incomplete, I always have a missed models error, and I missed blueprint.db
What i did:
1 with umodel I extracted from paks, ALL the content of environments and sceneries folders (uassets, uexp and ubulk)
2 placed all these extracted files in one folder (around 100.000 files)
3 launched ff7rem.exe tool (it extracted all good, created folders and the material.db file)
I open a .layout umap file with the tool, but nothing.
Can you please write detailled steps to make this works?

Thank you in advance

**Nevermind. I did it!!!
:P
Hi fil. Could you explain how you solve it ? If other user have the same problem they can know how to solve it.

Thanks,
Drawing

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by Aentropy » Thu May 14, 2020 10:15 pm

Sorry, I am new to this. Where do you get the game data from to use the tool with? Do you need to get the data from the Bluray disc to your computer?

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by JunHimekawa » Fri May 15, 2020 12:03 am

Thank you for the tool! It's my first time trying to extract models. I'm trying to extract the Church, but I'm not getting the .umap or blueprint files. Am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by fil1969 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:02 am

Drawing wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:49 pm
fil1969 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:25 am
Hi, daemon1 tool is amazing but i still not understand how perfectly maps extraction works, or well, I managed to get some sceneries, but are incomplete, I always have a missed models error, and I missed blueprint.db
What i did:
1 with umodel I extracted from paks, ALL the content of environments and sceneries folders (uassets, uexp and ubulk)
2 placed all these extracted files in one folder (around 100.000 files)
3 launched ff7rem.exe tool (it extracted all good, created folders and the material.db file)
I open a .layout umap file with the tool, but nothing.
Can you please write detailled steps to make this works?

Thank you in advance

**Nevermind. I did it!!!
:P
Hi fil. Could you explain how you solve it ? If other user have the same problem they can know how to solve it.

Thanks,
Drawing
I make it work in this way:
1 with umodel I saved NOT extracted from paks, ALL the content of environments and sceneries and blueprint folders (uassets, uexp and ubulk)
2 placed all these extracted files in one folder (around 100.000 files)
3 launched ff7rem.exe tool (it extracted all good, created folders and the material.db and blueprint.db files)
4 with umodel I saved the umap i want ( located in: level--> game-->field-->*subfoldernameyouchoose*-->LAYOUT not LAYOUTMERGE)
5 dropped the umap into the tool, all was converted good (only some errors regarding materials but that is normal since the game use shaders only on some models, like lights etc.
6 I put the generetad mesh.ascii in the textures folder
NOTE: I previously converted ALL the FF7rem tool generated DDS textures in PNG format.
7 Imported the mesh ascii in blender using this script: https://www.deviantart.com/johnzero7/jo ... -834572824

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this is the result, i
Hope this will be usefull.

Drawing
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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by Drawing » Fri May 15, 2020 12:23 pm

Thanks man

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by daemon1 » Fri May 15, 2020 3:58 pm

fil1969 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:02 am
2 placed all these extracted files in one folder (around 100.000 files)
You dont have to do that. Tool will properly use all of the files in its directory and all subfolders (as its said in description)

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by fil1969 » Fri May 15, 2020 5:29 pm

daemon1 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 3:58 pm
fil1969 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:02 am
2 placed all these extracted files in one folder (around 100.000 files)
You dont have to do that. Tool will properly use all of the files in its directory and all subfolders (as its said in description)
oh, thanks, and the others steps i did, are correct?

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by Takato Matsukj » Fri May 15, 2020 7:41 pm

Aerith's home is legit one of my fav in the game
So glad I did it.

Somethings are missing like lamps and stuff but eh it's not noticeable for a daytime map.

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by Kein » Fri May 15, 2020 9:19 pm

Lighting is too plain and direct for the render.

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Re: Final Fantasy 7 remake

Post by Takato Matsukj » Sat May 16, 2020 12:36 am

Kein wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:19 pm
Lighting is too plain and direct for the render.
Its not a render bud. Just a screenshot of my scene in unity.Its a work-in-progress Sorry you don't like it but its whatever lol
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