Welcome to the OFPEC board for ArmA O2 and Models/Modelling. This board is restricted to ArmA related modelling discussion, particularly related to O2. Note that we're in no position to answer program-specific queries ("How do I do this or that in 3DSMax?"), for those you should aquaint yourself with the troubleshooting forums of the products in question. However all other kinds of queries ("How do I optimize this model?") belong here.
Before you post:
Look in the tutorial section of the Addon/Editor's depot to make sure someone hasn't already answered it. Particularly beginner's tutorials are good for answering a lot of questions!
Use the search tool
to make sure your question hasn't already been asked - it actually works really well.
Check out somebody else's work - we're all in this together, and imitation is
the sincerest form of flattery (does not apply to stealing models, or parts of models, though). In particular you should check out the BI Sample Models
- they should get you pretty far!
When you post:
Make the thread title informative (to make it show up better when searching) : titles like "Hi!", "Please help!"
and "A question"
are not good, neither is "model help please"
. Good titles include "modelling a wheel"
, "custom skeleton"
and "view LOD help"
Add as much information as you can in your post, what you're trying to do, the context, and the specific error/problem you're trying to solve. The more we know from the outset, the less we have to ask for clarification, and the sooner we can help you with your problem. Use the code format (looks like a # in the bars above the post) if you're planning on posting parts of your config. If you're posting the whole config, attaching it to the post is suggested.
Be patient - some problems are harder to solve than others, and no-one is getting paid for this.
Happy model and modelling-related editing