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Introducing the Model Checker Tool!
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Posted by Peardian - August 7, 2021 - 4:28 PM
Attention, current and future model submitters!

We now have a new downloadable tool to help with checking the quality of models, created by myself. By downloading this tool and giving it your model files, it can detect some of the basic problems that cause models to be slowed down or even rejected. Whether you've submitted hundreds of models before or have only submitted a few, this tool should be very helpful.

You can download the tool from its download page. If you received the tool from me over Discord or through private messages, please download it again, as the tool has been updated. Be sure to check the download page every once in a while to see if it has been updated.

As with any new program, there may be bugs. If you find a model that causes the program to crash, freeze, or give a false positive, please let me know.

Related to this, I have an important request for everyone with pending submissions. As you know, we are very far behind with submissions (5200+ at this moment). Small model problems such as texture paths can make the approval process take much longer, putting us further behind. Because of this, we ask that everyone please download the tool and use it to check all of your submissions. Yes, it will take time and might be tedious. However, every little problem that you can find and fix yourself will help us get caught up faster. We would greatly appreciate your time and cooperation.

Thank you.
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Aug 12, 2021, 9:18 PM
@BestBowserFan4 Don't you get tired of complaining in every update?
Aug 12, 2021, 7:42 PM
My Chrome tab is crashing when I load my models in it.


Edit: it was because I dragged the files right out of Winrar instead of extracting the zip first. My observations are that Blender can't be trusted to export the proper relative paths, as all of them were instead referring to a nonexistent parent directory. And apparently my .dae has 54 points with bad weighting and I have no idea how to fix that. The posing looked correct in Blender. I was able to get the mtl to have no errors and the obj already didn't, so am I good to assume as long as those are included the model would be accepted?
Aug 11, 2021, 11:36 PM
stop it with the failed duskull model
Aug 10, 2021, 4:54 PM
A zip library for JavaScript? Fantastic! I will look into this for sure. Thank you! This should allow me to implement a check verifying that the textures specified by the model exist. The tool still won't be able to upload directly to the site due to security concerns, however, but this will still be helpful.
Aug 9, 2021, 1:57 AM
Neat. You could do zips easy. I hacked up a quick version with ZIP support and checks that image/mtl files exist.
Aug 8, 2021, 7:34 PM
The biggest problem with the idea of using the tool to upload to the site is that the tool only works with individual model files, not zip archives. The tool can't extract zipped files, and you can't submit individual model files to the site. The other main problem is that the issues found are not guaranteed to be rejection-worthy. There are valid models with no UVs or textureless materials. We would certainly like to have some sort of automatic checking, but it will not be possible with this specific tool.
Aug 8, 2021, 4:28 PM
This is an excellent solution. Perhaps you could try setting it up where its scanned on the submission page somehow?
Aug 8, 2021, 1:52 AM
a model checker tool? neat.
I wonder if said tool could be tweaked to be a model uploader as well if it says "model is conform to requirements"
It would then remove quite a load of work for moderators, don't cha think?
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