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protogenes
02-17-2004, 11:37 AM
is there a way to open .max files within Lightwave?

BeeVee
02-18-2004, 09:21 AM
There isn't. If you wish to use .max files you will need to have a copy of max and a translator format. I believe that there is a free plug-in for max that allows you to export LWO format objects, otherwise use FBX. There's a plug-in for that format on the NewTek site and I'm sure there's a version for max as well.

The problem with max files is that they are procedurally created. Where formats such as LWO contain a point cloud, max files say "make a box of this dimension here", much like PostScript. Unfortunately, the people at discreet won't make this format open, so even tools that say that can open max files require the user to have an installed version of max for it to work.

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protogenes
02-18-2004, 10:05 AM
Thank you, that was helpful