XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
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07-01-2007, 12:02 PM
Hey all.

I am using Maya 8.5 at college now, and am in need of an SMD importer/exporter. I did find one script but alas it did not seem to work. The reason I am after the SMD importer/exporter is because I am creating a game mod (Mount & Blade) with a few friends as a small project.

Because I could not find the SMD importer/exporter. I decided to try and code my own. Partly as a challenge and a way to learn the MEL I/O.

The problem I am having is with the fopen command. It seems to not open the file for reading at all. Every file I have tried has failed. The fileID number that is assigned when you open a file, just returns 0 each time.

Here is the code.

proc importSMD ()
//declair variables
string $filePath;
int $fileID;
string $header;

//open a file dialog for the user to find the file
$filePath = `fileDialog -directoryMask "*.smd"`;

print ("Path: " + $filePath + "\n");

//check to see if filePath contains something
if ($filePath != "")
{//file path contains something

if (!`filetest -f $filePath`)
error ($filePath + " was not found, or could not be accessed.\n");

$fildID = `fopen $filePath "r"`;

if ($fileID == 0)
print "Does not work";
} else
print "working";

fclose $fileID;

} else //file path contains something
{//file path contains nothing

error "No file path has been specified, exiting script.\n";

}//file path contains nothing


Any help is much appriciated! Thank you

Edit:: sorry for the lack of identing, it doesnt seem to allow idents or spaces.

07-02-2007, 12:33 AM

You're assigning to $fildId and testing $fileId.



07-02-2007, 10:24 AM
argh I feel like a fool now.

I went over this code a good number of times and still didnt see that typo. Thanks James :)

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