Recently Poulet Noir was so kind to offer to mod a couple of 18th C costumes I made quite some time ago.
This put me back in the spirit for trying to do it myself again (I had previous experience in skinning and weight mapping before)
After much digging into these forums and some great tuts by Amos on YT am having a go at last. I dusted off my old 3D Max 2009 which I hadn't even used on my previous PC and got hold of the Cal3D exporter. So far so good
To try out if I was on the right track, though by no means a perfect one, I ran into a snitch :
Cal3D while trying to export the mesh gulped and said "Skeleton assignment failed!"
I tried with each of the 4 skeletons I found in Core but none worked.
So my question :
1. is there a new (latest) skeleton file that I should download
2. is there a male/female skeleton available that I could import into 3D Max and fit the clothing on that
Many thanks for reading and even more for any suggestions that you may have