Author: zachgibson22
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Version: 1.0

Short description: A 30 page guide to Making a Custom Weapon for Arma 3.

Date: 2013-05-07 11:05

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Zachs Full-on guide to Custom Weapons!


I have just finished a 30 page guide to Making a Custom Weapon for Arma 3.
Here is what it contains:
    • Chapter 1 How to export a weapon from 3DS Max (Same principals apply to other programs)
    ---I May Make a basic Video in the future for modeling and mapping a simple weapon if people would like me to
    • Chapter 2 Setting Up Oxygen 2 and Buldozer (3d Viewer for O2)
    ---ehh I kinda cheated this part out…. Just a video from another user.
    • Chapter 3 Oxygen 2 and TexView2
    • Chapter 3.1 Importing a Model into Oxygen 2 (O2)
    • Chapter 3.2 Setting up all the needed/relavent LODs- Resolution LOD, Memory, Geometry, Shadow, View Pilot, and Proxies
    • Chapter 3.3 Converting your weapon textures into an A3 Readable format, (paa, pac) using TexView2
    • Chapter 3.4 CORRECTLY applying these textures in O2
    • Chapter 4 The config and model files
    • Chapter 4.1 The config file, making a fully custom one
    • Chapter 4.2 The model file, for the weapon and hand animation
    • Chapter 5 Making the custom hand animation for your weapon!
    • Chapter 6 Custom UI Images for the Inventory screen
    • Chapter 7 Binarizing the File CORRECTLY into a PBO

It is complete with images and explanations.
Keep in mind this is my first big guide, but I did my best! I spent many hours on this hammering away!
I really hope you all enjoy it and find some use out of it!

The 45 MB DL contains the guide, my weapon PBO as well as the source, and a couple other goodies to help out.

I have no idea if my PBO works for other people. It works for me, so I don't see why it wouldn't work for you
Let me know how the guide is!
You will notice I skipped some weapon animation parts BUT as I get better at this I will update the guide!

Please send me messages if this has helped you or if you need more help! I too am still learning and have skipped a few minor areas. Email info is in the guide.

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