Converting mc6 mt5 files to pz2 Tutorial

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This document assumes that you have the knowledge on creating materials in Poser 5, Poser 6, Poser 7 and Poser 7.2.

Contents

Introduction

This is a simple tutorial that teaches you how to convert Poser Materials file such as "mc6" Format and "mt5" to pz2.

Requirements

You need a text editor to be able to edit the mt5 and mc6 files.

Recommendations:

  • Crimson Editor - This software is for Free!
  • Poser File Editor (Cr2 Builder) - This is a very useful tools that allows you to edit any Poser file in a very easy way with out all the coding! This software is for free!
  • Word Pad
  • Note Pad (It is not recommended because it distorts the coding, but works.)

Converting mc6 files to pz2 to mat figures

When you create your material file in Poser, find the file in your current browser. Open the file in your favorite text editor. There are a couple of recommendations in the top of this document.

"mc6 Files"

Open the file in your favorite text editor and you will see this:

{
 version
     {
      number 7
     }
mtlCollection
     {


You will change it to this:

{
 version
     {
      number 4.01
     }
figure
     {


Option 1: After you have finished this step, you hit "save as" and save it as pz2. Example: mat2.pz2 Make sure you write down ".pz2". If you are using Word Pad, or similar program, you must change the type of file you will be saving. Scroll down the options and select "All Files". After that you will not be having any problems.


Option 2: Windows way! Make sure your browser allows you to see the file extensions. Example: Picture1.jpg , sphere.obj, Material1.mt5, etc. Right click your file and hit rename. Erase the .mc6 and replace it with pz2. Click "yes" to accept the file extension change and you are done!

Converting mt5 files to pz2 to mat figures

When you create your material file in Poser, find the file in your current browser. Open the file in your favorite text editor. There are a couple of recommendations in the top of this document.

"mt5 Files"

Open the file in your favorite text editor and you will see this:

{
 version
     {
      number 7
     }
actor $CURRENT
     {


You will change it to this:

{
 version
     {
      number 4.01
     }
figure
     {


Option 1: After you have finished this step, you hit "save as" and save it as pz2. Example: mat2.pz2 Make sure you write down ".pz2". If you are using Word Pad, or similar program, you must change the type of file you will be saving. Scroll down the options and select "All Files". After that you will not be having any problems.


Option 2: Windows way! Make sure your browser allows you to see the file extensions. Example: Picture1.jpg , sphere.obj, Material1.mt5, etc. Right click your file and hit rename. Erase the .mt5 and replace it with pz2. Click "yes" to accept the file extension change and you are done!

Converting mc6, mt5 to mat props

The only way that mats can work in the pose room is that they must be "Smart Prop" to a figure. The smart props are props parented to a certain body part of a figure.

You create the material file of the smart prop and the programing looks like this:

 version
      {
        number 5
      }
actor $CURRENT
      {
     material metal

You should change it to this

 version
      {
 number 5
      }
 prop table
      {
     material metal


Why "prop table"? "Prop" declares that the mats are for a prop. "table" declares the internal name of the prop you are matting. If your file is named "Blue Table.pp2" and the internal name of the prop is "table" you should declare "prop table" and not "prop Blue Table" or the mats won't work.

Then repeat the step on converting mt5, mc6's to pz2's shown in this document.


Creating mats for standard props. If you are going to create mat files to a standard prop that is not parented to any figure body part, you have to keep your mats in the Material Room. Mats for stand alone props do not work in the pose room.


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