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07-27-2011, 03:04 AM
useing light wave 9.6
system win7 64bit!!

I went to Export 3DS
but, experiencing an error message..
Modeler and layout the same phenomenon



3DS Export: Operation Failed - code: 1
3DS Export : Polygons with 3 vertices only]

if press Shift + t
3DS Exprot: Operation Failed - code: 1
3DS Export: Vertex or Polygon count exceeds maximum (64K)

Why do errors occur?
Let me know how to solve please

07-27-2011, 03:55 AM
you can't export mesh with more than 64k polys, LW uses old *.3DS format so that's limit of format.

Also LW 3DS export always work with Triangles so triangulate your mesh first and then export.

07-27-2011, 08:42 AM
If so, I'm 3DS Export to no how to?

07-27-2011, 09:52 AM
Either use 3rd party converters (like Deep exploration or Polytrans) or split your object in parts so that each one is under 64k polys or export to Wavefront *obj which is pretty much standard and better format than 3DS and most packages loads it anyway.