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08 Jan 2018 08:32

If you want to add parts to this online ship editor to create your own ships, I'm afraid I can't help you. Haven't used it much.

But if you want to import a finished 3d model into SE, SE can do it directly. Haven't done that myself, either, but everything you need to know should be right here:

http://spaceengine.org/manual/making-ad ... ng-a-ship/
 
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08 Jan 2018 09:46

tornadotodd, one thing is using this online spacecraft editor to assemble ship parts that are used in-game by simply placing an sss file in a proper addons folder, another one is importing ships created elsewhere like those from movies and such.
In order to port one of those ships into SE you should follow the manual where it's described how SE can directly build the files it needs by starting from an OBJ file and its MTL counterpart.
If you don't have an OBJ file, you can use Blender 3d to export correctly the OBJ/MTL files needed by SpaceEngine, with export parameters as shown in that manual section.
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08 Jan 2018 16:48

I've followed the directions on importing the .sss file, but my ship is not showing up in-game. Am I missing something or do I have to add more files? I've even tried using community based ones but those don't work either
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09 Jan 2018 02:12

I am having the same problem as aFinapple. Its like I am missing something. I can do the ship editor that's easy, but I have found some good quality real models that I want to make some mods with. I have followed to the best of my ability and I cant get a ship to show up. Maybe it in my code somewhere idk. I wish that there was someone that would put out a youtube tutorial with their next import from a game, nasa, or star treck to make the process easier to understand. I am so frustrated with it that if I can figure it out I am going to do just that just to help other people out. I literally spent 12 hours today.. Is blender the best program to use? I noticed in the se thread what appeared to be a much easier export box. What program is that?  And so the obj should generate the mtl if done right? And at that point I am still not getting a sm file out of it, nor Is it easy to understand what to change the parameters too in that thread. I really hope that I can get the hang of this or some help.. If someone would make a video on their next import step by step that would be so helpful. If I can get someone to help me trouble shoot and figure it out I would be more than willing to do that myself for everyone.
 
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09 Jan 2018 02:40

aFinapple wrote:
Source of the post but my ship is not showing up in-game. Am I missing something

could you please attach your .sss file?
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09 Jan 2018 03:31

Mosfet wrote:
Source of the post could you please attach your .sss file?

And another thing is that even the community built ones don't work, which leads me to believe that I might have a faulty directory maybe
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09 Jan 2018 03:52

aFinapple wrote:
Source of the post And another thing is that even the community built ones don't work, which leads me to believe that I might have a faulty directory maybe

I re-downloaded SpaceEngine and created the addons/models/spacecrafts directory in the new SE and it still does not work  :(
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09 Jan 2018 09:18

I placed your .sss file under addons/models/spacecraft/ and it works fine.


aFinapple wrote:
Source of the post addons/models/spacecrafts

it's /spacecraft now, not /spacecrafts. I see that name is wrong unfortunately in some part of the manual.
in CREATING A SHIP someone wrote:
which correspond to two models – DiscoveryHull.sm and DiscoveryEngine.sm (the latter is used twice). They are located in the folder addons/2001/models/spacecrafts/Odyssey2001/Discovery/, as specified in the sss file
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09 Jan 2018 15:42

Mosfet wrote:
Source of the post it's /spacecraft now, not /spacecrafts. I see that name is wrong unfortunately in some part of the manual.

Yep, that's what it was. Thanks!
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