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Author Topic: How to turn max models into 3DS models  (Read 2544 times)

lucasfilmer

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How to turn max models into 3DS models
« on: December 02, 2009, 09:27:09 pm »

Can it be done??? it would really help if its possible to turn max or auto desk files into 3DS or ani. ???
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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 09:46:14 pm »

The obviuos answer would be; open it in 3ds max and save it as .obj or .3ds file? I'll assume you don't have 3ds max than.. It is impossible.

You need 3d studio max.
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lucasfilmer

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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 10:02:44 pm »

i cant get 3d max studio i cant fnd it
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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 10:42:51 pm »

i think if u go to the 3dmax website u get a free trial. so u can download that then load your 3ds files. then export them into what ever you want.
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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 01:37:37 am »

oh... okay i'll se what i can find. thanks ;D
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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 03:04:17 am »

There's also Gmax which is free.  I can't be sure that it imports .max files and exports something like .obj's though.  It's definitely worth looking into though.
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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 03:13:08 am »

Last time I used Gmax I recall it only exporting Gmax native files not traditional .obj, since it was never meant to be a full fledged 3dsmax.
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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 01:30:30 am »

My memory is a bit fuzzy on the subject, but I looked into this a few years back and at the time I had found a few options but they all required that 3DS Max be present on the computer.  Making them more or less useless.  Perhaps there are more options now?
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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009, 06:43:47 am »

Makes sense.  Since 3ds max is the most developed of the programs, I would guess that a .max file would have many add-ons that can be used in projects not supported by other programs, including Gmax.  It sounds like the best bet is 3ds max.  You can get a 30-day trial of 3ds Max 2010, but otherwise it costs a bundle of money.
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Re: How to turn max models into 3DS models
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 12:05:16 am »

i found a free download on the 3DS max website (AKA Auto desk) and it is usless. im looking into Gmax right now. thanks for all the help so far. ;D :D
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