View Full Version : 8.2 Update - still buggy

01-18-2005, 02:00 PM
I haven't tried all the features yet but 8.2 still crashes when I try to import obj models. Is there a work around?

Darth Mole
01-18-2005, 02:26 PM
Can you import the .OBJ into another app first and save out as something else? I've not had any problems with .OBJ files in 8.0.1...

01-18-2005, 02:39 PM
This is one of the MANY reasons that I keep 7.5d around. It imports .obj files with no problem. Then I can convert them to .lwo for use with LW8.X.

01-18-2005, 03:14 PM
I don't have another program to import it into. I guess I could go back and try reinstalling 7.5 but that seems like a pain. You would think Newtek would have fixed such an obvious problem. Two steps forward, one step back.

Darth Mole
01-18-2005, 03:27 PM
Where are you getting your OBJ files from? I've imported files from Poser and Zbrush with no problem.

01-18-2005, 03:56 PM
It probably depends on the file... but I haven't gotten one to work yet. Downloaded the superAverageMan_hi_m07.ZTL ( by zpetroc from the ZBrush Central site (great example of what can be done with ZBrush2 - if you happen to be a sculpture genius), converted it to an .obj file in ZBrush at the lowest resolution. I tried to import the .obj into LightWave Modeler8.2, but it crashed -- while LW7.5d imported it with no problem.

Same problem with a MUCH simpler scorpion model I had created. 7.5d - yes. 8.2 - no.

01-18-2005, 04:45 PM
I can confirm that the obj file loading still crashes LW8.2 here as well... solution is still to swap out the conv3d.p with the plugin from LW7.5 which does work.

01-19-2005, 04:08 PM
the solution is the same one that has been around for a while. take you 3dconvert.p
from your 7.5 disc and replace the new and improved one thats broken with the old
yucky one that works. dont ask me why they couldnt do this themselves but this will
solve your problem check forum its been discussed at length.


01-19-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the info... I will try that.

I am getting my obj files from a program called Knotplot. A very cool math knot program that exports to obj format.


Check it out - way cool.