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Old 10th October 2012, 07:48 PM   #1
ajweber
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Default .3ds export problems

Hi,

I'm trying to recover a model I created with 3DS Max and I'm having trouble with AC3D exporting a proper .3ds file.

I have a previous version of my model broken down into .obj files. I import those files into AC3D and then export to a .3ds file and then inport that into 3DS Max. All of the parts of the model export into .3ds from AC3D except one. It compiles fine, but when I try to import it into 3DS Max, Max tells me it's not the correct format.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 11th October 2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: .3ds export problems

Try optimising vertices and surfaces first. If that fails, send the offending file to me.
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Old 17th October 2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: .3ds export problems

With 3ds there are several issues.
There can't be more than 64,000 polys and/or points or you'll get an error message.
The textures can't be more than 8 letters or numbers long.
example:
black01A.jpg >> this would be ok
black002A.jpg >> this would not
Material names cannot be more than 8 letters or numbers long.
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Try exporting from max to the common dae collada format as an alternative.
Although for some reason when I use collada my material names all get changed and I often lose mappings.
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