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

Robert Magee rmagee at sidefx.com
Fri Oct 17 11:36:38 EDT 2008


No Houdini cannot import .3ds files directly. We chose to support FBX  
because it is designed specifically as a common exchange format.  
Direct support for .3ds files was not considered because they could be  
converted with the free convertor software from Autodesk.

Robert

On 17-Oct-08, at 10:55 AM, 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
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Larry Giunta
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>>> G Creative Studios
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>>>
>>>
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