Official Mod Support - Custom Blocks

SadKen

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We've only seen the crash you're getting when there's a mismatch between game and tool versions. Please double-check that you have the following exact versions;

TerraTech : 1.4.3 (latest stable)
Unity : 2018.4.13f1
Mod Tool : TerraTechModTool_Blocks_20_08_20.unitypackage
 
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Darvin

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We've only seen the crash you're getting when there's a mismatch between game and tool versions
i did manage to get the mod working, but through steam, not local export, so i deleted the localmods folder on my tt, publish my mod to steam, subscribe it myself, then my block appears in game

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so here's another question haha, how do i tell unity which part of my block is metallic, which part is darker, and which part is, say, red hawkeye window? i'd also like to put an x mark on those attachment points. i tried making a uv map in blender, but unity keeps assigning this default hawkeye skin even after i replaced the material in unity
 
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SadKen

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Thanks for the update. You can currently only use the default corporation skins on your modded blocks, you can't create your own yet - that will be coming in a future update. For now you'll need to UV map your model in Blender using one of the default textures, and make sure your block is assigned to that corporation
 
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Thanks for the update. You can currently only use the default corporation skins on your modded blocks, you can't create your own yet - that will be coming in a future update. For now you'll need to UV map your model in Blender using one of the default textures, and make sure your block is assigned to that corporation
i tried actually, mapping the UV in blender, make that UV as my material in unity, i mean in blender it looks like what i wanted, but in unity it just keep showing up with that default unmapped HE skin

to paraphrase : how do i tell unity to stop using the default unmapped HE skin, and start using this one?
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Darvin

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i have to apologize for the confusion here, totally my fault, apparently i have been using my old model without the uv map, thats why unity doesnt recognize it (what an idiot hahaha), once i replace it with my new model with the uv map, it shows up correctly in-game

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im trying to make a heavier, bulkier armor for hawkeye, and with the uv issues solved, i can move on to my next armor piece and i expect a busy week ahead. thanks @SadKen for taking the time to guide this noob into modding lol
 

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hey, so uhhh, i found something new, whenever i try to create a new block, it doesn't let me change the material, in fact, i can't find the material section in inspector tab. my existing blocks is fine, but i can't add new ones, is there a limit of how many blocks we can work with in a project?

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Saktiyudaht

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How do you create anything but simple blocks and armor? Using the Categories (Control, Power...) does nothing and adding things in the json file also has no effect at all
 

SadKen

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With the current version of the modding tool you can create skins, basic blocks and custom corporations. As we introduce functionality to allow more complex blocks like weapons and wheels we'll update the tool and provide documentation on how to add them.
 

SadKen

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You can already add wings - there is a wing template in the Mod Designer.
 

SadKen

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When you create a new block, ensure you select Wing as an optional template when the JSON is created. The default settings will give you a starting point that you can edit to suit your block:

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On the same topic, how do i add flaps to wings and actually make the wings provide lift? editing the params doesn't seem to help.