View Full Version : Loading Other 3D Formats into LW

07-25-2003, 03:44 PM
I have a logo someone sent me as a raydream5 format, is this able to be brought into LW or does it have to be saved as a different format. I would like to avoid making this person re export if possible.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for you help and time.

07-25-2003, 04:09 PM
LightWave 7.5 only natively supports *.lwo (of course), *.3ds, and *.obj. If you need another format you can try converting it with a 3rd party converter (PolyTrans, 3D Explorer), etc. I don't use those converters often (it's been a while since I've needed to), so I don't know for sure if they support RayDream 5.

07-26-2003, 05:56 PM
Earl is right but he forgot that LW (modeler only) can load *.DXF also.

But raydream format isn't supported.

07-26-2003, 07:26 PM
It's possible to customise Modeler preferences, so that the File Requester will automatically recognise and load 3DS objects. To do this, quit out of Modeler and open the 'LightWave Modeler 3 Prefs' file in Simple Text, and find the line which reads:

FileType Objects .lwo;LWOB;LWLO

and change it to:

FileType Objects .lwo;LWOB;LWLO;.dxf;.3ds;.obj

Alternatively you can just select 'Show All Files' but it's not as cool as the above method.