hehe you've drawn me out of lurking
when rescaling, i always had to rerig the model in max!
Yeah that's what I wrote this, mostly because I could not figure out how to do it at all in max.
Would this allow to scale up a hellknight? If so, i could do that to the barons of hell for demon xp 2 and ruiner.
I tried it and it crashed. The code behind the program isn't so good, looking back at it I found myself saying wtf a lot... But I managed to update the code fixing other bugs too and now it works
I made hellknights 5x in size and they looked pretty good still.
glad you found the tool useful. It can scale meshes too not just the animations, so it shouldn't make things look deformed. If you scale more in one axis then another it can start to look bad fast though.
Another thing you have to watch out for is if the def file has an offset for the model (because origin bone is offset) you need to scale that by the same amount otherwise it'll be all off center.
There is another mode to md5scale that reorders the joints in a mesh file. I don't even remember why I wanted to do this, I think I had changed something in a mesh file and then max had the order exported different order not matching the anim files. Anyway it's there, should still work.
I uploaded the updated code to this post. I included the source code, the exe, and two scripts for running it. One is the batch script Brain had, and the other is a shell script. Both are for scaling a model and it's animations.
Usually to convert a whole set of animations and models copy them to a subdirectory called backup or something like that. Then from the subdirectory you could do something like this to scale a mesh by 1.5x
md5scale -s 1.5 1.5 1.5 -m mymodel.md5mesh > ..\mymodel.md5mesh
md5scale -s 1.5 1.5 1.5 -a mymodelidle.md5anim > ..\mymodelidle.md5anim
best way is to use a script otherwise you'll go crazy with all the files.
das big hellknight
without an updated AF he goes pretty crazy when he dies though :/