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Untie view model frames from player frames

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:58 am
by JasonX
Something that really bothered me when modding weapons is that i'm always forced to create a new view weapon with the same amount of frames as of the player animation. Is there a way of untying those? Also, is there a faster way of creating new animation frames for view models instead of just copying/pasting tons of function/frame calls?

Re: Untie view model frames from player frames

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:42 pm
by c0burn
You don't have to tie them together, or use frame macros at all.

When I make a scratch mod I just use a new PlayerThink() that sets an appropriate frame for the player, then also updates his weapon frame separately based upon some variable or other.

Re: Untie view model frames from player frames

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:38 am
by JasonX
Like a global frame variable for each item?

Re: Untie view model frames from player frames

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:59 pm
by Dr. Shadowborg
You probably should go with a state based variable system.

For some ideas on how to do this, you can look at the hybrid system I used in my old hellsmash mod, the source for which you can find here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_YmWn ... w5HaGgjbiv

Look around in drsdefs.qc, player.qc, and probably client.qc for weapon animation stuff.

Glancing around in that source code brings back memories, and is...well...kinda embarassing. :oops: There's still some good stuff in there waiting to be dusted off and polished up though.

I was planning on doing an updated / enhanced version of this for inclusion in my new Frikbot X enhancements / GPL QC Codebase, but real-life and hardware upgrades somehow ate up 1 1/2 years, so I haven't gotten around to it yet.

My Quake2QC project will however, require it due to the absurd amount of animations models have in that game.

Guess I should probably put tackling FBX 11 first and get that released... So many things I had planned to do, then forgot about due to lack of time. :cry: