[Sidefx-houdini-list] .3ds format + FBX??

Michael Goldfarb goldfarb at coredp.com
Fri Oct 17 11:00:57 EDT 2008


.3ds is an AutoDesk format...
there is (or was) a command line fbx converter that can convert .3ds to fbx

Larry Giunta wrote:

>Thanks Robert,
>
>Unfortunately, we're not actually running autodesk products here.
>I'm simply trying to bring in standard .3ds objects and was hopeful  
>that there might be a way to do that directly in H9.5.
>
>After reading up on FBX in the docs it seems like it is capable of  
>dealing with some very sophisticated data exchange ...... so I was  
>thinking there might be a way there.
>
>Is there really no straight forward way that Houdini can import .3ds  
>format objects on it's own??
>
>Object formats are definitely not my are of expertise, but it seems  
>like .3ds is pretty common format out there.
>
>Any particular reason why Houdini can't read them in ........ if in  
>fact it cannot currently be done.
>
>Thanks again for the suggestion, Robert.
>Is it possible to get a definite "no, it currently cannot be done"  
>just to make sure I'm not missing something that could help me out here.
>
>Larry
>
>
>On Oct 17, 2008, at 10:15 AM, Robert Magee wrote:
>
>  
>
>>Autodesk has a convertor from .3ds to fbx on their website. (but not
>>max files :-()
>>
>>http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=6839916
>>
>>Robert
>>
>>
>>On 17-Oct-08, at 10:05 AM, Larry Giunta wrote:
>>
>>    
>>
>>>Hello all.
>>>
>>>In H9.5 can we import .3ds format models??
>>>
>>>I was hoping there may be some feature of the FBX import that would
>>>make this possible, but I'm not having any luck yet.
>>>However, it's very possible that I'm missing something very obvious.
>>>
>>>Thanks for any help.
>>>
>>>Larry
>>>
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>>>Larry Giunta
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>>>G Creative Studios
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