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PyPRP Importing is Slow

Postby EclipsedVisions » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:27 am

Hello, I've been wondering if I've been doing something very wrong, but I'm trying to get the PyPRP installed on Blender 2.49 in order to import the Myst V Direbo .age file. I got Python 2.5 and everything necessary for it as listed on wiki, and when i start importing the age I don't get any console errors yet the program has frozen and hasn't loaded anything yet, yet it's been like 30 minutes already. Did i do something wrong or it's supposed to be this slow?
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Re: PyPRP Importing is Slow

Postby Deledrius » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:56 pm

I don't believe the PyPRP Importer works on non-Uru:CC Age files. I've had some limited success transfusing MystV Ages to Uru:CC Ages and then Importing them, however, but that comes with its own challenges due to the inherent changes.
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Re: PyPRP Importing is Slow

Postby Chacal » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:34 pm

I have imported Myst V Ages converted with Drizzle without any problem.
I don't remember what I imported them with.
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Re: PyPRP Importing is Slow

Postby Deledrius » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:01 pm

Chacal wrote:I have imported Myst V Ages converted with Drizzle without any problem.

Right, as I said, they need to be converted first. Native Myst V data won't work, and may hang the importer (I'm not sure what its behaviour is with "malformed" Ages of this sort).
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Re: PyPRP Importing is Slow

Postby Sirius » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:14 am

I remember the PyPRP importer hanging on unconverted Myst V Ages too. However sometime it will also outright refuse to import converted Ages.
Furthermore, importing PRPs should never take longer than 10 minutes, unless you're importing a really big Age on a very old PC. It's often useful to have a look at Blender's console window (in Window->Toggle System Console): if stuff is being written in it, it means the Age is still being imported, otherwise it might be that the importer is stuck in a very long or infinite loop.

Recently I rewrote a PRP importer from scratch, which is a bit less picky and imports more objects than the old importer. It's still WIP and I never made a guide to using it, but if you can get it to work I think you'll get better results than with the old importer.
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Re: PyPRP Importing is Slow

Postby EclipsedVisions » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:23 am

Right, I never realized the Myst V format was different from Uru, tried to import an Uru age and it worked well... It didn't take long either and would show progress in console. Sorry for being stupid :D
I will look into converting the age to Uru, because I really want to get the basic Direbo meshes to remake the age in higher quality, etc. Thanks for the replies :)
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