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How to export an effect only.

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I attach an effect to a small box and try to export but I get errors. Is it possible to export a file with just effects in the scene?
 

hcornea

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What error are you getting?

If it relates to crash geometry, this may be because the Gmax compiler can't make crash geometry for small objects

Attach No Crash to your "object" as well.
 
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crashoc.jpg


Problem still remains. :confused:
 

hcornea

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Ok ... so you've removed the crash geometry from the "effect" object and you still get a crash geometry error?

The other thing would be to add a single polygon to the scene, remove its crash box also and export the effect with that also.

The only time I exported "effect only" this was the way I did it (probably for the same reason)
 
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had the same problem with exporting single effects. I always export along with a plane or smth and placed below the ground to remain invisible, like hcornea suggested
 

n4gix

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When you attach an .fx file to an object, all geometry is removed, leaving only the pivot point...

...you absolutely MUST have at least one triangle before it will export.
 

rhumbaflappy

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effects can be placed by XML into scenery... so no need to use gmax at all.
 
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