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  1. Nintendude is offline Nintendude
    Nov 12, 2010, 12:37 PM - How To Rip 3D Models From Games #1

    In this thread I will provide tutorials and help members learn how to rip 3D Models from videogames. There are 2 popular Ripping programs available on the internet for free in in short they both work in similar ways. By no means is this easy to do. Most of the time when you rip a model from a video game you end up with everything on the screen when you hit the printscreen button on your keyboard, once you extract the 3D model from the game you can open the converted file with a 3D Modelling program to delete the items you don't want to get the 3D character you want. First in this I will provide the programs to rip a 3D model with.

    3D Ripper DX - http://www.deep-shadows.com/hax/3DRipperDX.htm
    This program works with Direct X 8 and works extremely well with Emulators like Dolphin which is a emulator for Wii and Gamecube games. There are also Emulators for the first XBOX which this program also works with as long as you have Direct X 8 you can use this program it will not work with newer versions of Direct X

    3D VIA Printscreen - http://www.3dvia.com/products/3dvia-printscreen/
    This program works the same way as 3D Ripper DX except for that it does'nt matter what version of Direct X you use. I am still learning with this program so I will teach here as I learn myself.

    A Video On How To Rip Models -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL2eejJoWI8

    Aside from ripping models I also convert files. There are two places to get 3D Models from that have already been extracted from a game. One site is Facepunch and the other is S-Low. There is also FPSBanana you can get models from.
    www.facepunch.com - Go to the 3D Release Section to find models. In order to download some of the files here you may need Garrys Mod and Steam.
    www.S-Low.info - There are several files here you can download for free just look at the files and download what you want.

    Now when you get a file from either place, you will need the Crafty Object Viewer. http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=173 this program will open the *.mdl file that after you extract the files from a folder it will open the MDL file and you can export it as a OBJ file. I have always used Milkshape to open the OBJ file with after I convert it but a lot of the files you will download have a SMD lock which you may need to open the OBJ with 3DS MAX to break up the sections of the model under the Groups tab of either program.

    Any questions or comments please direct them here do not PM or E-Mail me with questions, you won't get an answer that way. Also do not request a file here.
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  3. tmccarty23's Avatar
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    Nov 12, 2010, 12:43 PM - #2

    Once again Nintendude, you have delivered. : ) Is this way capable of ripping 360 models too?
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    Nov 12, 2010, 1:01 PM - #3

    Originally Posted by tmccarty23 View Post
    Once again Nintendude, you have delivered. : ) Is this way capable of ripping 360 models too?
    That is very hard to do. But I can provide you a link with how to do some of it.
    http://forum.xentax.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3309

    And here is another video how to use 3D Ripper DX for COD4 for example.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYb12dEKuoU

    This program extracts Halo 3 and halo 3 ODST Models, there is also a program called Ascention which is suppose to be able to extract the Reach models but I am still learning that one.
    http://www.modhalo.net/index.php?/to...r/page__st__40

    This thread might also help a little with understanding how this is done.
    http://www.spriters-resource.com/com...d=13280&page=1
    Last edited by Nintendude; Nov 12, 2010 at 1:03 PM.
  5. Nov 16, 2010, 9:37 AM - #4

    does ripping from a game... like halo reach... require a moded xbox?
  6. Nintendude is offline Nintendude
    Nov 16, 2010, 1:51 PM - #5

    I have'nt successfully ripped from Reach yet, got a Rocket Launcher from a friend but there are two ways I've heard of using a modded XBOX and I'l also heard of opening and extracting the models with a program called Ascention.
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    Nov 17, 2010, 1:44 PM - #6

    What are the legalities surrounding ripping?
  8. Nintendude is offline Nintendude
    Nov 17, 2010, 2:19 PM - #7

    I'm not 100% sure about the legalities with ripping I would think that it would be OK since these ripping programs have not been shut down yet. The only thing a company will probably have a problem with is if the 3D model is ever sold to the general public after ripping it and editing the model. The only case that was not like this is if some of you remember my 4shared being closed down it was done mainly because Games Workshop and Blizzard did'nt like my files I had on my 4shared so I would try to stay away from ripping from either of those companies games.
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    Nov 17, 2010, 4:09 PM - #8

    Originally Posted by Nintendude View Post
    I'm not 100% sure about the legalities with ripping I would think that it would be OK since these ripping programs have not been shut down yet. The only thing a company will probably have a problem with is if the 3D model is ever sold to the general public after ripping it and editing the model.
    If you rip a model and make a pepakura out of it and then put it up for download, technically, you are re-distributing part of the game which is a big legal no-no.
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    Nov 17, 2010, 4:38 PM - #9

    Originally Posted by Zat German View Post
    If you rip a model and make a pepakura out of it and then put it up for download, technically, you are re-distributing part of the game which is a big legal no-no.
    But then again, if you make an exact copy of the model without actually ripping it, you're redistributing material from the game just as well. In the end, it all comes down to intellectual property anyways, doesn't it?
  11. Nintendude is offline Nintendude
    Nov 17, 2010, 5:03 PM - #10

    Originally Posted by ventrue View Post
    But then again, if you make an exact copy of the model without actually ripping it, you're redistributing material from the game just as well. In the end, it all comes down to intellectual property anyways, doesn't it?
    To date I have yet to recieve a C&D letter from a gaming company. I've had 4shared remove my files because a company told them to, but no C&D letter yet because of what I do. I would think it would be perfectly fine to rip a model from a game to make a pepakura file because at that point it's not the original model anymore it's a chopped and converted paper model you should still give credit to the company that made the game in the pepakura file though.

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