** CONVERSION Help / Requests **

Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by George Mezori SCIFI 3D, Aug 4, 2004.

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  1. Trawlfaz Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 20, 2006
  2. alexanderj Jedi Knight

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    Aug 26, 2005
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    This is a slightly different conversion request,how do i apply my .fbx animation to my biped?

    thanx!

  3. dvdcdr Jedi Knight

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    Aug 8, 2006
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    I haven't read everything so I don't know if somebody already said this. But 3DWin5 from Reingold 3D is an excellent free converting program that works with several different formats and doesn't have any limitations.
  4. zomgzero Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 22, 2006
    i have 3ds max 8, is there a way to load max 2 modles or modles from older versions? i have sucsecfully loaded down to 6 or 7 but not any lower. i wish to open some modles from the star wars section, files that have formats of "MAX 2" "3ds" and such.. if anyone could help it would be much apreciated.. thanks -zero
  5. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    Jun 26, 2003
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    Max 8 can open any versions below, and it can also import the .3ds files

    and it's Model not Modle
  6. dvdcdr Jedi Knight

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    Aug 8, 2006
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    Does anybody know of a way to convert max files to obj or something more widely compatable? I do not own 3Dsmax, so if that's the only way can someone with the program convert some files for me?
  7. DarthRicmu Force Ghost

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    Jul 3, 2005
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    I think you could open them in blender and export them as maya object file (.obj)

    I think....

    never done it myself....
  8. Noodle06 Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 9, 2007
    Hey guys i have a question

    I have the PLE of Maya and the trial version of max, im going to be getting the full version of maya soon but my trial version of max expires in a few days.

    I want to convert some of the max files into something that will go into full version of maya, like OBJ i think

    Basically what ive done is open the model in max, export as OBJ....now if i imported this file into the full version of maya would it go in alright? Is there any certain options i need to select in the export options window?

    I cant test it because i dont have the full version of maya and my trial of max will expire soon so im running out of time.

    So yeah does anyone know if that will work.
    Sorry if im totally wrong but i have no clue at all how to convert for maya properly.
    Guess ill have to wait until i have the full version to see if it will work

    cheers
  9. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    Jun 26, 2003
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    If you have an earlier version of Max (Max 8) it has the .fbx format installed, it's better than .obj so if you can try converting to that then that would be better. If not, just remember to have it set to convert to quads in the .obj export settings so that the topology will work better.
  10. Noodle06 Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 9, 2007
    ok i think i have the trial for max 9.
    1. So i can just import the .fbx into full maya? It wont open in the PLE but thats probably just a limitation of this version.

    2. and just another quick question, will the textures appear in maya like they do in max, do i need to select 'Use materials' and 'create material library' when exporting?


    3. I think i exported some of the max models into OBJ with triangles selected, will they turn out horribly?

    Sorry for more nooby questions but i really appreciate the help guys

    cheers,
  11. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    I don't think it will turn out horribly but it would be better to use quads because that's what Maya uses. And yes, make sure to have it export the material library. It won't look like it will in Max most likely unless it's a rather simple material, but it should have the colors and basic texture maps included. Maya should have the .fbx as an import option, but 3ds Max 9 doesn't have FBX installed by default and I don't think they've released a download of it yet.
  12. Noodle06 Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 9, 2007
    Ok cool thanks for the help.
    So max cant open .fbx but its still alright to export them right?
    should i click export to ASCII format in the .fbx export window?

    and also when i export as .obj i select "use materials", "create materials library", change to "quads" and then in the next window my source is 'scene materials' or am i supposed to select "material library"?

    Sorry for all the questions i just want to be really sure because my trial expires tonight

    cheers
  13. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    Max can import them, although my copy of Max 9 doesn't have .fbx anywhere which Max 8 did. I would say ASCII is fine. And yes, select "use materials' and "create materials library" and switch to quads when you export, it will create the .obj file and a .mtl file which is the material library, I would say your source is 'scene materials' because that seems more like it takes all of the materials being used rather than just what's in the material library so that's good.
  14. Noodle06 Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 9, 2007
    alright mate looks like im good then

    thanks alot for the help, appreciate it

    cheers
  15. YODAOBI999 Jedi Knight

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    Jun 20, 2006
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    I use a program called 3D Object Converter 3.80, which can convert many different file types including .lwo, .obj, .3ds.
    Here's a link to the program:



    In order to convert between all of them you need a special patch. I have it, but I don't remember where I got it from. So if you need it, you can e-mail me at andrewmichael5@hotmail.com and I'll be able to send it to you with details on how to install it. IF YOU E-MAIL ME PLEASE TITLE YOUR SUBJECT LINE AS: conversionhelp

    just so I know who it is and I don't blow off the e-mail thinking it's junk.:D



  16. YODAOBI999 Jedi Knight

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    Jun 20, 2006
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    O.k., this is where you can get 3D Object Converter 3.80
    http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/3D_Object_Converter/1066809094/1

    (sorry other link did not work)
  17. BruceM Jedi Master

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    Mar 8, 2006
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    Hello. I am making a macbeth fanfilm for english, and I need the tantive IV interior converted to .3ds. Please and thank you.

    EDIT:editing at 6 minutes left is nice. Nevermind, I dont need the conversion. It seems that I could import the model, I thought it was in a different format then what it really was.
  18. BruceM Jedi Master

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    Mar 8, 2006
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    Could someone please convert the spiderman 3d model on sci-fi3d to a extension blender can open. Thanks
    Bruce
  19. Behrfilm Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 5, 2007
    Hi,

    i need the Corellian Corvette (Blockade Runner) 3 http://www.scifi3d.com/details.asp?intGenreID=10&intCatID=10&key=580
    ,the download did not work.

    can someone help me please?

    thx

  20. BruceM Jedi Master

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    Mar 8, 2006
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    could someone please convert the Boba Fett Model to a format the blender can open. .3ds, .obj, ect. And please attach the textures, I am not that great at textures in blender. Thanks.
    Bruce
  21. mdurwin Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 19, 2007
    Hi,
    I'm looking for someone who can convert any of the following file formats into something that can be used in Lightwave (.OBJ, .LOW, .3DS):

    .SAT
    .STEP
    .U3D
    .3dxml
    .X_b
    .IGS
    .x_t

    I'll gladly pay for the service, but need to know ASAP:
    mdurwin@fuseideas.com

    If I'm using the wrong posting would someone tell me which is appropriate without flaming me? Thanks!
  22. iwray Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 5, 2008
    Hi

    If you want to convert between LWO and 3DS, then Pipeline3D from www.kalsaya.com can do this and it's pretty darn cheap compared to similar software. It also does other formats.
  23. iwray Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 5, 2008
    There is a very inexpensive conversion software at www.kalsaya.com called Pipeline3D. It converts LWO to 3DS.
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