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This effect error message question.

Attach effect to boject using AttachToolGmax, do Export, this message appears.. ;)


Is using fs2004 gamepack, and all programs installed normally.
General object when do Export normally operate.
What program need specially?
What is cause?
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Have all of your objects been collapsed to editable meshes? Some problems can happen if you have things left as uncollapsed objects like boxes, cones and so forth.



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Or are you using only an attachpoint? It seems this is not allowed and you must have a normal object as well.
I am all appreciative about reply. :D
Arno's explanation seems to be right.
Only, apply effect file to one object and this problem seemed to happen.
Present Export is going well very.
Thank again from everybody. :)
I am hoping that the MakeMDL compiler will be updates so that effects can be exported by themselves without having to have another object in the scene to compile.

One for the wish list.

Sean E.


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Why would you want to export only an attached effect? In that case you can also place it directly with XML code.