Mass Effect Andromeda
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Tool for extracting models in the COLLADA file format.

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This tool is used to extract models from Mass Effect: Andromeda and save them in either skinned or unskinned COLLADA format for use animating or porting or whatever else.

Upon starting the tool, the game files will be scanned. This can take a few minutes.

Usage:
- (optional) Pick a skeleton by choosing it in the TreeView and clicking the 'Select Skeleton' button. This skeleton must match all the skinned meshes that you extract.
- Pick some meshes by choosing them in the TreeView and clicking the 'Select Mesh' button. You can have multiple meshes queued for export, but they must all be compatible with the picked skeleton (if any).
- Write the COLLADA file by clicking the 'Export Model' button and specifying a filename. This could take a long time, especially when using a skeleton. Be patient and pay attention to the output pane.

Bookmarks:
If you want to come back to the same mesh / skeleton often, you can toggle a bookmark on it by selecting it in the TreeView and pressing Control+Space.
To go to a bookmarked item, double-click the bookmark in the bookmarks pane.
You can also remove a bookmark by selecting it in the bookmarks pane and pressing Control+Space.

Errors:
I have tried hard to prevent the tool from crashing. If an error is encountered, the message is written in the output pane. I'll try to help if you send me the message and a description of how I can reproduce the problem.

Known Issues: 
Importing the generated collada files using the FBX plugin in Maya or Max generates warnings that can be safely ignored. I think those are because the tool writes node transforms as a single matrix entry while the FBX plugin needs individual translate, rotate, and scale entries.

Enjoy!


Credits: 

Thanks to WarrantyVoider and GalaxyMan2015 for information on the structure of mesh resources.

Thanks to Rick for the Gibbed libraries used.

Treeview icons are part of the Fugue Icons collection at https://github.com/yusukekamiyamane/fugue-icons .

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