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Mr. Black
12-22-2010, 08:21 AM
Hey Everybody,
Just looking for some sort of consensus on what is the most popular translation program for 3d models. You know, when that client sends you something made with some obscure cad app and you need to get it into Lightwave?

Cheers
Jeff

BlueApple
12-22-2010, 08:34 AM
Blender is lovely for taking a number of files in and sending .lwo files out. Great price, too.

lansd
12-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Just looking for some sort of consensus on what is the most popular translation program for 3d models. You know, when that client sends you something made with some obscure cad app and you need to get it into Lightwave?

Our Okino PolyTrans|CAD and PolyTrans|DCC products have provided the defacto conversion systems used for the last 20 years by literally every professional company around the world (http://www.okino.com/conv/users.htm), and the last 17 years for CAD into Lightwave, plus all non-CAD and animation formats into Lightwave. As for CAD, we pioneered all the CAD conversion pipelines starting in the late 80's, so CAD into LW has been 'done' and completely supported since 1994. Our system is unique because we utilize all the native CAD SDKs from each main vendor (ProE from PTC, Inventor from Autodesk, etc) and do not depend on secondary file formats where they are not needed.

prometheus
12-28-2010, 02:13 AM
Deep exploration is quite good, we convert solidworks gym machines,and I do material resurfacing in deep exploration before export with vertex smoothing normals to lightwave, Itīs absolutly great to select parts,materials by dragging and dropping or selecting parts in searchable
item lists, viewport open gl is great and viewing shading modes are nice.

I usally export out to obj format and in deep exploration 5.7 the scale seems to be correctly exported.

if your exporting out daz figure obj models, you would end up with lightwave importing in multiple copies of the same image textures, If you load the same obj model in to deep exploration and export out you will not face that problem.

Michael