View Full Version : Opening 3ds Max objects in LW?

02-06-2007, 12:23 PM
Opening a .3ds object in Lightwave (using LW 8.5).

Can I do it?
How do I do it?

Can I just simply open it, or does it have to be an import, or converted or what?

(I have to buy an object for a project and wanted to make sure before I make the purchase)

Thanks - JoePoe

02-06-2007, 12:52 PM
OK - so I grabbed a little free 3ds object and can open it just fine.

Except - none of the surface attributes came through.

So any advice?

02-06-2007, 04:08 PM
For the most part you'd need another app to get the objects to convert with surfaces intact. There are some free ones though I can't think of one ATM.

There are pay ones such as Polytrans and Deep Exploration.

Do a Google search for them or search on this forum for "Object Converters".