Also, here's Gazamaniac's guide to N64 ripping from the old forum:
From them old forums. Thanks to Gazamaniac for posting this back then.
Okay guys here it is: my tutorial for ripping n64 models! I put download link at the bottom of this post to download the things you need.
Download Project 64 (link at the bottom of this post). Note that if you are using a version lower than 1.7, it won't work. If you already have the emulator installed, you will need to download and install "lemmy's plugin" (I already installed it on the download I provided. )
Create a folder in your main drive called "VRML" (for example, mine is C:\VRML). This is the folder which the model and textures will be ripped into.
Finally, start up Project64.exe. Click on Options>Settings and a settings window will pop up. Under "Video (graphics) plugin," select "Nemu64 Graphics (combine debug)" and click OK.
Now for the fun part! Open the rom you want to rip the model from and play it to the scene you want to rip. Note that it will rip the entire room you are in, so I recommend you try to get the model you want in a smaller room. Pause the game with F2 in the place you want the models to be ripped, then go to Options>Configure Graphics Plugin, and select "Export VRML" then click OK. Quickly tap F2 twice to un-pause and re-pause the game for only a moment to capture only one frame (capturing more that one frame can result in missing faces on the models).
You can now go back to Options>Configure Graphics Plugin and untick the Export VRML box. Now if you go to the VRML folder you made earlier, there should be some *.bmp files (textures) and a file called "output.wrl" (the 3d model).
Unfortunately, not too many 3D modeling softwares can import wrl files. I use 3DS Max, but it's quite expensive and it might not be worth your money if you just wanna convert it into a different format. There is a 30-day trial available if you wanna check it out.
(BTW, can Metasequoia import wrl? :???: I wouldn't know since I don't use it, but it might be helpful to anyone who doesn't have 3DS Max . . .)
Fell free to post any questions!
Download Link: http://www.gazamaniac.co.za/Project64_1.7.0.zip