<Sniper|AFK> By model cutting, what are you referring to?
<Space_Man> laser scalpels
<Sniper|AFK> Seemingly that shouldn't be terribly difficult to implement
<Space_Man> human or animal models? there is an important ethical difference
<Sniper|AFK> For the physics system being used, you'd create a new actor or entity to handle the newly created pile of guts or whatever.
<Space_Man> no sane person wants to experiment on human models
<Space_Man> but a cute dog model...
<Sniper|AFK> Let's say you chopped off a leg.
<Sniper|AFK> You'd need to load up the model's verticies, create a clipping plane for the slice, and designate which polygons were affected
<Sniper|AFK> Two new models would need to be created,
<Sniper|AFK> The "hole" in the leg would need to be filled with an appropriate "blood and guts" textured mesh
<Sniper|AFK> You'd probably designate a particle system for the center of the newly created hole, at which point blood gushes out.
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<Sniper|AFK> The physics system would take care of the collision of either mesh.
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<Sniper|AFK> Something to that effect.
<Sniper|AFK> Obviously there'd be more to it, but overall, I'd probably code it in those steps.
<Sniper|AFK> As for the actual slicing and filling of the model, I'm sure there are papers around for that.
<Spoike1> no, none.
<blendarer> I just want.... model cutting and deforms
<blendarer> and I.. don't know how to do this
<Spoike1> oh, is that all?
<blendarer> suppsidly it's easy
<blendarer> that's all
<Spoike1> aye, it is really easy...
<Spoike1> doing it in realtime in a persistant manner on the other hand...
<Spoike1> especially if you want the severed limb to fall on the ground instead of instantly vanishing in an immersion breaking way
<blendarer> be given an entity and fall on ground like a gib
<blendarer> (doesn't need to be properly min/maxed or anything)
<Spoike1> if you have a mesh and a plane to cut along, you can test the distance from the point, and figure out the fraction and midpoint
<Spoike1> problem is that in an animating mesh, that mid point moves.
<Spoike1> and the plane bends too.
<Spoike1> and the animations kinda expect there to still be an arm or whatever to counter balance the animation's momentum, etc
<blendarer> could still keep the bone there?
<blendarer> (but no verts )
<blendarer> I made a thread here http://forums.xonotic.org/showthread.php?tid=3666 about that
<blendarer> but whatever's simple is fine too, something is better than nothing
<Spoike1> easiest way is to likely build the mesh, figure out the interpolant values, and then generate a completely new mesh from the original mesh. then import animations from the origional model into your new mesh.
<blendarer> if animation can't be done this could just be a death effect which wouldn't be called unless the blow's dmg reduced theirs to less than 0
<blendarer> Spoike1, in the engine?
<Spoike1> using vertex weights to figure out the new midpoint of the lines on the cuts
<blendarer> may I post these things to that thread (so others can read the ideas?)
<Spoike1> do whatever you want, so long as I don't have to stop being lazy.
<blendarer> are there any turtorials on darkplaces I can read to learn how do work with it and maybe do this