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

Simon Barrick simon at primalpictures.com
Fri Oct 17 11:36:19 EDT 2008


I've used this free thing before

http://www.tb-software.com/products_2.html

Its not very sophisticated but works fine for simple model conversion.

Si

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[mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Peter
Robbinson
Sent: 17 October 2008 16:08
To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] .3ds format + FBX??

You could also use Wings3d to convert from .3ds to .fbx
http://www.wings3d.com/

PeterR

Michael Goldfarb wrote:
> .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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