In the following we will illustrate the differences between the old rose actors and the actors of the new generation, and how you can adapt them.
Using "Mark" as an example - representing the old rose actors - we will show you how to convert an old rose actor into an actor of the new generation - in this case "female".
For this we have
created a couple of example files.
To prepare "Mark" we need to create an ASM file that contains all information about this actor. This means we need the template information and the surface and texture information from the TXT file - as described above. In fact you could say we're creating a whole body costume called "Mark".
On the other side, we will put one of our female actors ("female").
Before you start, please download a file called "Mark.zip" from out server. "Mark.zip" contains all files needed for our example.
If you compare the "female ASM" to the Mark's template, you will notice that the female actor has more body parts than Mark.
To modify Mark for being available for use in the Actor Studio, Mark needs just as many body parts as shown in the "female" ASM file.
Please have a closer look at the files "mark.asm" and
The body parts missing in "mark-template.txt" were added to the "mark.asm" and reduced in size.
The "joint.srf" (to be found in your SRF folder) additionally causes all parts not relevant to "Mark" to become invisible.
However, we kept the structure (joints) of "mark-template.txt" in "mark.asm".
Below, in "markbetter.asm", we show the better
solution. Compare "mark.asm" to "markbetter.asm", in
particular the parts Head, Neck, _RighJoint, _LeftJoin, RightUprarm and
Now put the following in the chat line:
!ASMFileToOutfit("c:\\<path to your asm>\\mark.asm", c:\\<path to Roomancer\Outfits>\\mark.outfit")
Now select the "female" actor and enter the Actor Studio.
In the Actor Studio you select the piece of clothing "Mark" and "wear" it.
If you want your actor to appear male (after all we based it on a female actor), give it a new soul. You can do this by clicking on "Advanced" and then choosing a soul, e.g. "adv_male").
Now you only need to save and you're ready!
Before you convert the actor for the Actor Studio, please make sure that all "SRF" and "JPG" are available in the relevant folders.