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Old 07-10-2002, 01:59 AM   #1
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OK, this is getting crazy. Where can I find a site with nice little file importers for Maya, 'specially one for .max files?
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Old 07-10-2002, 02:29 AM   #2
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i'm not sure you can import .max directly.. you can use .3ds instead..
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Old 07-10-2002, 10:45 AM   #3
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But how do I turn .max into .3ds?
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Well .. if you have 3ds max, might want to check upon export settings ... right?
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Old 07-10-2002, 01:01 PM   #5
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Last I checked, 3dSMax was what, $500 or more? Heh, Maya is enough as it is.
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i know of a small software i found in the plugins section in Simply Maya's main site its called 3dsimport... it works for me
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Old 07-10-2002, 03:04 PM   #7
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oh! sorry it can only import .3ds
you will have to do with that,
someone else have another idea?
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Old 07-10-2002, 09:09 PM   #8
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Ah well. My friend has 3ds max, I can send the .max to him and he can export them as .3ds.
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the best way move scenes from maya2max or max2maya. Is in my experience to use polytrans from okino , unfortunately is polytrans is not a free plugin, but I believe that there is a demo version too.
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Yeah.. 3dsimport would be awsome is it was also called 3dsexport. =]

The polytrans looks great, but I barely have the money to pay for food, much less spend hundreds on something so simple like that. =|
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try deep exploration - will convert .max to .mb/.ma. pretty sure theres a demo version available at righthemisphere.com
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Its okay, my friend has 3dSmax, so he can export them as .3ds for me.
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your all doing it wrong, the 3ds importer is crap

ok maybe not crap but there is an easyer/better way...

goto http://www.habware.at/duck4.htm
and dl the obj exporter/importer for max and use that to export you models to and from max/maya..

it also has the added bonus of keeping you mesh quaded and not converting to triangles like the 3ds importer...but you do need max though


orrrrrr...

you can use the FBX plugin from here..i think its able to import max files direct..

http://www.kaydara.com/customer_serv...lename=plugins

it able to export/import textures and well as basic animation..which the obj exporter cant do.
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mushroom: ur a savior ;-)
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