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*.3ds to *.mdl? Can it be done?

Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by Calvinthejedi, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. Calvinthejedi

    Calvinthejedi Jedi Master star 2

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    I use A:M for CGI shots, and I kinda was wondering how one might convert *.3ds to *.mdl.
     
  2. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    Read the FAQ about conversions.
     
  3. Calvinthejedi

    Calvinthejedi Jedi Master star 2

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  4. Calvinthejedi

    Calvinthejedi Jedi Master star 2

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    Nothing there in the links I could use, and I've already looked for about a month for a plugin...
     
  5. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    I thought there was still a demo version of Polytrans/Nugraf or Deep Exploration?? Look for those. That info should be in the FAQ. Otherwise submit this as a request in the REQUEST thread for somebody to convert it for you.
     
  6. darthviper107

    darthviper107 Jedi Master star 4

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    I bet you can, You can use Deep Exploration, it can open .3ds files and convert them to a .mdl format. By the way, A:M is a really bad program, I hate it, but I guess you have to start somewhere.
     
  7. Jedi2016

    Jedi2016 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You might also want to look for something other than 3DS as your go-between format (I'm guessing the original is MAX). By today's standards, 3DS has grown increasingly outdated, and has too many limitations to do any effective conversions with.
     
  8. Calvinthejedi

    Calvinthejedi Jedi Master star 2

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    Ok guys...thanks. :)

    By the way, A:M is a really bad program, I hate it, but I guess you have to start somewhere.

    It was cheap. $112. :)
     
  9. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    We're kinda thinking OBJ is a good replacement for 3DS.
     
  10. PapaFett

    PapaFett Jedi Youngling star 2

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    .obj is the best I've seen as a cross app format... would be nice if MAX would support it (of course it might in R6, I dunno)
     
  11. darthviper107

    darthviper107 Jedi Master star 4

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    I've noticed that many programs can't even import .3ds files right anyway. Like Lightwave, it imports some of it with objects in the wrong places.
     
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