What is "Object Spooner"?
Object Spooner is simply the map-making feature of Menyoo PC, a single player trainer/mod menu for Grand Theft Auto V. But over the past year it has grown into much more than that.
You can use Object Spooner to build entire interiors:
Or custom vehicles with props attached:
Or dynamic scenarios involving moving objects, pedestrians, and animations:
Or a combination of any of the above for movie making:
I have used Object Spooner for over a year now, and have been an alpha tester for half that time. In this tutorial I will start at the ground level and teach you everything you need to know, from the absolute basics to stuff I just figured out yesterday. Object Spooner is the most powerful and versatile map making tool that exists for GTA V. I hope that by reading this you'll be inspired to pick it up and eventually make something creative of your own!
One last thing before we get started: if you're not a native English speaker, "Object Spooner" is simply a play on the words "Object Spawner," just as "Menyoo" is a play on "Menu."
First you'll need to install Menyoo. This is as simple as downloading it, placing the contents of the rar in your game directory along with a copy of Script Hook V. You will always need the most current copy of the game and of Script Hook V.
Now start your game and press F8 (or whatever hotkey you assign) to open it. Menyoo has full controller support so you can also press Right Button + Left on the d-pad (or its equivalent) as a shortcut.
Scroll down to Object Spooner, and let's get started.
Everything in Object Spooner can be done via menu trees while you're walking around in the game world like you normally would. Or, you can enter "Spooner Mode" which is an aerial camera view with a cross hair.
Spooner Mode is generally easier to use, so we'll start with that. First, let's spawn something.
In GTA V modding, "Entity" is an umbrella term for objects, pedestrians, and vehicles. Let's spawn an object.
That's a huge list, 8,000+ objects. Way too many to sort through, so let's use the search feature and type in "chair"
A much more manageable 160 results. And since Spooner Mode has a built in object preview, we can scroll through the list and look at our choices.
Look for a button prompt to add an object you like to your Favorites. There's also an option to do this in the property menu, which we'll open in just a second.
When your object is in position, press A (gamepad) or Enter (keyboard) to place it on the ground where we've pointed the crosshairs.
Now, there are two different ways you can interact with objects you've already spawned. The first is by using the same system of menus we used to spawn the object. Simply go back to the main Object Spooner menu, and select Manage Entity Database. You'll see a list of objects you've spawned, and a blue arrow will point to whichever one you highlight. Select an object to open the properties menu.
OR, you can use Spooner Mode to select objects with your controller/mouse. Now, this might be a little confusing at first, but to use Spooner Mode this way you have to switch it on and then exit out of Menyoo entirely.
Don't think too hard about it, just do it. And one you've closed Menyoo, you'll find that when you move your crosshairs over an object (and the crosshairs turn green), this dialogue box appears:
We're just learning the basics now, so "Open property menu" is the only one we'll concern ourselves with.
Moving Things Around
There's a whole lot of stuff in the properties menu, a lot of which is self-explanatory. The most important feature is the one at the very bottom: Manual Placement.
This will let you move your entities into exactly the right place, with much more precision than your controller or mouse would allow you in Spooner Mode.
The top option in this submenu is called "Scroll Sensitivity." I recommend setting it to .1000 or .0100 for the x, y, and z axes.
and 10.0000 or 1.0000 for the Pitch, Roll, and Yaw axes.
Vehicles and Pedestrians
Vehicles and peds can be placed just as easily as objects in the Spawn Entity menu.
Deleting individual objects individually is as easy as going to Manage Entity Database, hovering over the name of an object you want to delete, and pressing X button.
Alternately, you can select the object and delete it from the Property Menu. In Spooner Mode, you can move the cursor over the object (look for the cursor to turn green) and press D-pad Left. I don't recommend this last option, as it can sometimes be hard to tell what the cursor is selecting when you do this, and you may inadvertantly delete something you want to keep. There is no "undo" button in Menyoo.
To delete everything in your database, go to the Removal option at the top of the Manage Entity Database menu. Delete All Entities in Database will take care of everything except markers (and we haven't dealt with those yet).
Saving and Loading
Let's pretend that the random smattering of crap we've just laid down is a masterpiece that we want to share with others or continue to work on later. Menyoo's Load/Save options are in the Object Spooner menu under Manage Save Files.
The Waypoint is the point you will be automatically teleported to when you load your map. If you're not using Spooner Mode, you'll have the option to set it to the coordinates you're standing on.
Now whenever you want to load your file for later, just go to Object Spooner > Manage Saved Files > [whatever you named your file]. Then click Load Placements.
Your map is loaded. (Plus, if your map contains certain kinds of chairs, the game will spawn peds sitting in them! Consider it a bonus).
You can also use the Load menu to change attributes of your file, such as changing the Reference Point to your character's position, or setting a default Weather to load when the map is loaded.
Spooner files use the .xml extension. To access your map file, go to [game directory]/MenyooStuff/Spooner
That's all for this introductory lesson, but in the next couple updates I'll get into the meat of what makes Menyoo able to do so much stuff that other mods can't: the Attachment menu. Plus all sorts of other stuff. These posts won't be as pic-heavy once we've got the basics out of the way, I promise.
I'll be able to take questions after I finish all the posts I have planned, because the questions people will ask are probably covered in there. And I've got a ton of stuff to unload here. In the meantime, check out my Youtube channel (link in sig) for some more examples of what you can do with Menyoo.