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tumblemonster
02-10-2005, 08:26 PM
Is there a way to export a Lightwave model to a CADD software?

thanks

-tm

Wade
02-11-2005, 02:17 PM
Yes,

Export DXF or 3DS,

wade

and check this thread out -
http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=30899&highlight=piper

Silkrooster
02-11-2005, 07:11 PM
If your cad program has trouble with the dxf file dstorm has a plugin that will export a dxf file that cad programs can read. The difference is that lightwave uses 3dface and cad programs use polylines when creating a dxf file.
Silk

tumblemonster
02-11-2005, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the help. Does anyone have this plugin? Is it free? DStorm's website won't load for me.

thanks

-tm

robk
02-12-2005, 01:29 AM
Use Accutrans 3D to load the lwo file then save it to a dxf file and then load it into your cadd program. I convert all my Autocad dxf files with Accutrans 3D before saving to lwo format. It also has a tool to flip faces before saving out to Lightwave.

Silkrooster
02-15-2005, 01:33 AM
Dstorm has been reported back online. I just check and verified, they do have an english site now. The address is http://www.dstorm.co.jp/english/index.htm
Silk