View Full Version : Importing a file from 3ds max?

03-22-2009, 07:46 PM
Sorry to ask this as I'm sure its been asked before but for some unknown reason this forum does not seem to have a search function.

I am wondering what is the best way to import a file from 3ds max? I have a person working for me who has 3ds max but I would like to use lightwave. So far I have tried it with Collada, it works but I'm not sure if its getting the textures.. any advice is appreciated.

03-23-2009, 05:28 AM

did you encounter problems with opening .3ds files directly? .3ds file format is supported by LW. You could also try with .obj (UV maps should be brought together to a single map).

btw. searching works when you are registered and online.

03-23-2009, 03:45 PM
Hi, the 3ds file format is, I believe, an outdated format so when you export a file from 3ds max to that it doesn't come out correctly. I have been so far trying it with the .fbx extension and collada (.dae), it seems that the coloring / textures are still not working though. Anyways, I would appreciate any input from anyone who may have done this before such as with the .fbx if I am missing something.