Another Kendall Utility... anyone interested?

Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 1,888
edited December 1969 in The Commons

I've written a DSON (.duf,.dsf,etc) explorer-browser. It isn't complete/optimized yet, but it does read/write DSON files and allows one to look at, modify, delete, and add entries into the files. This utility could be used to recover .DUF files that have become unusable in DS4 or Carrara.


Would anyone be interested in such a beast? Would it be worth $1 or $1.99?


I have prototype versions working for Linux, Intel Mac, and Windows.

Depending on the responses I may add object viewing (3D view), and the ability to make scene changes directly from the utility.

Kendall

Comments

  • KhoryKhory Posts: 2,578
    edited December 1969

    That sounds deeply awsome to me.

  • CrescentCrescent Posts: 25
    edited December 1969

    I'd be very interested in that utility.

  • madfrogmadfrog Posts: 9
    edited December 1969

    Count me in, too.

  • backgroundbackground Posts: 45
    edited December 1969

    I would be very interested in this. Definitely worth a lot more than $1.99 !

  • Kesha2009Kesha2009 Posts: 102
    edited December 1969

    add me too! sounds very useful

  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 5,585
    edited December 1969

    Sign me up!

  • Wiccan1Wiccan1 Posts: 171
    edited December 1969

    Yep, me too, love the viewer idea.

  • VaskaniaVaskania Posts: 5,113
    edited December 1969

    I don't even use DS4.5 right now, but if it's the same as having a corrupt scene file out of DS4 then this utility for the new formats would be extremely awesome.

    Also yes, it would be well worth it as a paid product.

  • WirenutWirenut Posts: 30
    edited December 1969

    Yes, I'm definitely interested.

  • DaremoK3DaremoK3 Posts: 386
    edited December 1969

    I'm interested. I can invest a dollar...


    3D viewing would be a welcomed addition also if you can swing it.


    Also, would you mind adding a Dynamic Cloth Module to the utility. Please add ability to "clothify" conforming clothes as well... (Just Jokes)


    Take care...
    Ken

  • Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 1,888
    edited June 2012

    DaremoK3 said:
    I'm interested. I can invest a dollar...


    3D viewing would be a welcomed addition also if you can swing it.


    Also, would you mind adding a Dynamic Cloth Module to the utility. Please add ability to "clothify" conforming clothes as well... (Just Jokes)


    Take care...
    Ken


    Funny that you mentioned 'clothify.' I actually did look into that a bit. Just not for this utility. :-)


    Onto other things: the 3D view is for reference only. I don't know what exactly I am going to have it show. I know that I won't try to recreate the whole scene and display that... (I'm leaving that for the port of DS4 to Linux... gotcha. :P ).


    Kendall

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  • gingercakes47gingercakes47 Posts: 371
    edited December 1969

    Seems to be a good idea. I love utilities.

  • M F MM F M Posts: 1,372
    edited December 1969

    Any possibility of having the behaviour scriptable / driveable from some form of "macro file"?


    If it becomes a "defacto standard" for DSON viewing/editing (ie "most people have it", or we can point newbies to it as an Eminently Useful Tool(tm)), it would be nice to have the capability to provide little "helper scripts" here on the forum to fix common problems/issues...


    *not really having an up-to-date idea of exactly what info is stored in a DSON now - but automation is almost always nice to have* (^_^)>.

  • Cybersox13Cybersox13 Posts: 3,125
    edited December 1969

    Any update on this? Or have I missed it in a different thread? Stupid subscriptions keep dropping...

  • Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 1,888
    edited October 2012

    Any update on this? Or have I missed it in a different thread? Stupid subscriptions keep dropping...

    Update.... rapidfire DSF changes, and then DSON final happened. I've not had a chance to re-look at what differences were implemented. Some of the problems with DSF that I had originally started the program to resolve are no longer issues.

    The utility is not dead but is not near as needed as it was when I posted about whether anyone was interested.

    Truly though, the response was not very good.
    Kendall

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  • Zev0Zev0 Posts: 3,642
    edited December 1969

    Im in....

  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 5,585
    edited October 2012

    :-)

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  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 3,482
    edited December 1969

    this sounds like it would be worth buying

  • Mustakettu85Mustakettu85 Posts: 887
    edited December 1969

    Would be great if it's ever completed!

  • edited December 1969

    I would definitely be interested. Would it output an ASCII file, or XML, or would it let you crawl through each entry?

  • jcrabbjcrabb Posts: 27
    edited December 1969

    Sounds good to me.

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