both version 3.2 and v3 SE have support for RSD and TIM support built in! :bananacool2:
3.2 is newer, so would recommend that over v3 SE.
The 3D Graphics Tools pdf mentions:
trueSpace for PlayStation (DTL-S280), supplied by Caligari Inc., supports the RSD format. Thus, the RSD
file can be handled directly.
NOTES: trueSpace for PlayStation directly reads RSD format without using DXF.
It's not a truespace tutorial, but a guide on the asset pipeline for psx dev.In this tutorial, the extrusion function (sweep and slice) of the 3D modeler called trueSpace for PlayStation is
repeatedly used to prepare the helicopter.
From my quick test, it does handle those formats natively and I would guess would be a close WYSIWYG 3D tool.
I'm just surprised they publicly released it like that, or do these 2 archived, just happen to be special PlayStation development versions?
I would recommend TS v3.2 for anyone wanting to do psxdev with 3D, it's a simple tool to pick up and learn, and still very powerful (animation,Inverse Kinematics, physics... soft/organic and rigid modelling). Click help -> task Tutorials and watch them played back!
It runs well in a VM for correct mouse handling (File->Preferences->Tablet [X])
But if you really want to learn 3D modelling and be able to use it in more modern projects, I'd recommend the newer 7.6 versions, which were made free by microsoft.
I textured a box with the dino texture.
save as, .rsd
opened in RSDTool
V3.2 can also open .rsd but it's not listed in the file type options.