View Full Version : 3ds plugin

08-27-2009, 11:26 AM
I am looking for a 3ds plugin for layout, I want to export a model in a 3ds file with textures,lights and an animation. If anyone know where I may fine a plugin like that let me know.
Thank You
P.S. all so a .x file b3dfile would be nice to.:help:

08-27-2009, 12:52 PM
That only exports a model. If you want to export animation etc youll need to look at fbx or collada.

08-27-2009, 02:00 PM
camera exporter from max to lw

lwo importer for max 3

point oven

08-27-2009, 02:18 PM
also you can create a lightwave scene....animted it etc..then in layout export as a vrml 97
this will make a few wrl files...

in max import the base file which will bring in lights and cameras...and dummies
then import the other files and uncheck the reset scene option on the impot dialogue box and the models will come in one at a time....
you then just need to link the models to the dummies to get the animation back.

see the zip>
in tha are the lightwave object and scene
the exported wrl files
and a max file with the impoted models with animation and the camera with animation too.

this is only intended for basic files not animated deforming characters etc...but maybe enough for your task.

one nice thing is you DO get proper keys imported and not a baked solution.

once in max you can export as a 3dsfile...long winded i know!

08-27-2009, 08:48 PM
Hey Renny! What game engine have you been working with lately?


08-28-2009, 08:03 AM
Wow Cresshead, that sweet, I've been trying to use Fbx from max to LW and the camera, model, etc never ends up looking correct, I will have to give these solutions a try.:thumbsup:

Q: what to you use to go from Max to LW?


08-28-2009, 08:06 AM
Hello all,
A big HELLO to you GandB. The fall is here and I am back in the states, all is good. I am using GameStudio. I like it alot, much better than DBP. What have you been up to?

cresshead Thank you for all your help.

GandB send me an email I need to talk to you.

08-28-2009, 08:21 AM
Renny: sent. ;)

08-28-2009, 08:21 AM

I just downloaded point oven and going to try that, that may work. in the end I need my models to have a mdl5 or a mdl7 formatt, to use in gamestudio. If I can get it saved a a 3ds file I can load it in to gamespace and convert it to a mdl file. You would think Lightwave 9 would have a way to turn a sceen file into the most common use game model formatt. .X, b3d, 3ds, dbo and mdl files.
Thank again I hope this will help me.

08-28-2009, 08:24 AM
I hope you still use the email address I had.