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10-03-2005, 08:48 AM
anyone know if i can convert/open 3d studio max files? i tried a ".max" but lightwave wouldn't open it. any ideas, please help.


10-03-2005, 09:40 AM
This may sound silly, but you can only open Max files if you own 3dsMax itself. There are special convertors, like Okino's Polytrans, Mootools 3D Photobrowser and Deep Exploration, but they ALL require an installation of 3dsMax. So the cheapest bet is to let some Max user export to 3DS or OBJ...

10-03-2005, 09:44 AM
thanks! that helps.

10-03-2005, 11:53 AM
you can export 3ds file from max and it should
open fine in LW modeller, (it also keep the UV maps)

if you do that a lot, polytrans is very good.

10-04-2005, 09:07 PM
I downloaded the 30 day trial version of Max just to do exactly that, convert some files from .max to .3ds.

I tried to check it out but couldn't figure out how to rotate the screen in the first 3min or so and had work to do in Modeler so closed it down. I've opened it up a few more times to turn .max files to .3ds.