Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by Calvinthejedi, Apr 7, 2004.
I use A:M for CGI shots, and I kinda was wondering how one might convert *.3ds to *.mdl.
Read the FAQ about conversions.
Nothing there in the links I could use, and I've already looked for about a month for a plugin...
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.
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.
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 By today's standards, 3DS has grown increasingly outdated, and has too many limitations to do any effective conversions with.
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.
We're kinda thinking OBJ is a good replacement for 3DS.
.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)
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.