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Author Topic: Is there a way to convert other Mesh files into anim8or files?  (Read 3617 times)

Roy_Raimi

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Is there a way to convert other Mesh files into anim8or files?
« on: October 21, 2009, 07:49:29 pm »

Like I have this mesh file I want to open in anim8or so I can edit it and stuff, but it would'nt allow it. So I tried renaming it from "test.mesh" to "test.an8" but it says everytime I try to open it
says "Error reading file" Is there any way to convert other meshes, so I can open and edit it in anim8or?
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Re: Is there a way to convert other Mesh files into anim8or files?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 08:32:10 pm »

Just renaming a file won't work.

Anim8or can import :

3DS Max (.3ds), Lightwave (.lwo) and Wavefront (.obj) files

You will need to convert your mesh into any of these formats before you can import it ;)

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Re: Is there a way to convert other Mesh files into anim8or files?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 09:42:27 pm »

What is .mesh?.. never heard of it.
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Re: Is there a way to convert other Mesh files into anim8or files?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 07:25:06 am »

i think .mesh might b autocad or something.

but if you go to the search on the forums. tyr searching conversion or somethng because ive seen posts talking about programs which converts a bunch of extensions like .x for instance.

im sure you can find something on the net tha6 will convert a .mesh into a .obj or .3ds. even if you have to inport your.mesh then export it into a .obj


hope this helped
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Re: Is there a way to convert other Mesh files into anim8or files?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 12:37:39 am »

Ok so how could I convert anything to a .3ds .lwo and .obj files?
Is there a software I can use for that?
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Re: Is there a way to convert other Mesh files into anim8or files?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 01:05:26 am »

im sure there are a few of them out on the net. i would try .mesh to .obj export or convert. i dont think it would take that long to find one.

personally i would go with .obj (i may be wrong here) i think when you export a model in 3ds it triangulates it. but in your case i would go with what ever works, you can always delete some lines in anim8or.

good luck gettin what you need.

you do seem a little confused though. this is how export works.

say you create a model. you exprt the model and it turns into a file. depends on what filetype you want it... you export your model in what ever format you want.

importing models is pretty much the oposite. you need a file to import into your program. so say some1 gave you a model in .obj or .3ds or what ever. you would go to your program and import that file (model) into your program.

thats pretty much all there is to it.
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Re: Is there a way to convert other Mesh files into anim8or files?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 02:36:40 pm »

Ok so how could I convert anything to a .3ds .lwo and .obj files?
Is there a software I can use for that?

Just FYI but 3D Exploration is an excellent free file converter. Another free option is Biturn. Also, I believe Blender may be able to import the .MESH format, but it may only be able to export as I recall. As I recall someone also created an Orbiter export script for Anim8or.
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