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MascotCapsule V3 Data Creation Procedures

This tutorial describes the basic flow of 3D data creation for the designers who create 3D data to be used in MascotCapsule. We will learn basic creation procedures of 3D data for MascotCapsule, and how to use various MascotCapsule tools. These tools are provided free of charge from HI CORPORATION, and are necessary for creating the 3D data that is operable in MascotCapsule.

Let's take a look at the necessary tool and procedure for creating MBAC/MTRA files, which are file format for MascotCapsule V3.

Please visit Tools or Plug-ins pages to download necessary tools, plug-ins, etc., all of them free of charge, in order to create the 3D data that is operable in MascotCapsule.

Step 1 : Modeling

Create the 3D data using commercial 3D authoring tools.
Supported software: 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave 3D, Softimage, etc.

Step 2 : Exporting

After completing the 3D data on the 3D authoring tool, use BacTra Exporter Plug-in in order to export the data as BAC/TRA files , which are intermediate file formats.
BAC/TRA file formats are independent from particular operators or manufacturers; therefore, they can be used for all profiles.

BacTra Exporter Demonstration
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Step 3: Editing

Exported BAC/TRA files can be edited or modified using PAC, as necessary.
PAC can edit the data including texture UV, polygon attributes, etc., using intuitive operation similar to popular graphic tools.


PAC Demonstration
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Step 4: Converting

After completing the BAC/TRA files, use M3DConverter in order to convert to MBAC/MTRA files, which are MascotCapsule V3 file formats.
M3DConverter can change the scaling value of the model, and simultaneously convert multiple TRA files to a single MTRA file.


M3DConverter Demonstration
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Step 5: Viewing

Converted and completed MBAC/MTRA files can be previewed on Windows OS, using PVMicro.
PVMicro can preview toon shading, as well as the actual effects of environment mapping or background by loading the BMP file.


PVMicro Demonstration
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These five steps complete the creation of 3D data that is operable in MascotCapsule V3.

As described here, HI CORPORATION provides various MascotCapsule tools that enable you to easily create, edit, and confirm MBAC/MTRA files on a variety of supported 3D authoring tools.


In order to render the completed MBAC/MTRA files in the actual target environment or on the PC emulator, coding must accommodate each operating environment.



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