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    Question .obj materials file does not auto load

    When loading an .obj file into Modeler or Layout, the geometry comes in great and there are individual surface shaders defined but I have to reload all of the UV mapped textures. Also, all of the channel settings are at the default settings so they are not importing either. I tried importing several .obj files but each I had to reload the textures and channel settings.

    The files were created in Maya or Max (with baked textures to UV maps before exporting to .obj) they import to each other and Poser fine??? ...Am I missing a preference setting or something?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    I was under the impression .obj couldn't save texture data period. But if you've imported them into Poser then I must be mistaken.
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    Lightwave does not read the MTL file.

    Dodgy has a free plugin that reads MTL files. See this thread
    http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43330

    If you are on a Windows PC, you can also try AccuTrans 3D available at
    http://www.micromouse.ca/
    Import the OBJ file and export as LWO.

    Wayne

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