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Author Topic: Exporting Obj Sequence. Uhm!  (Read 1388 times)

daniel99

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Exporting Obj Sequence. Uhm!
« on: April 30, 2014, 03:58:36 am »

Hey, friends!
I need to ask you something I can not remember...  :)

There was a plug-in for anim8or able to export OBJ Sequence. I kinda need this urgent, and I know I've tried some plug-in some time ago, but unfortunately I can't remember the name of it. If someone knows some app or plug-in that could handle this task , please let me know.

Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
« Last Edit: April 30, 2014, 05:32:24 am by daniel99 »
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Re: Exporting Obj Sequence. Uhm!
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 10:14:16 am »

I don't know if/what the previous app or plugin was. Anim8or only exports to the .3ds and .an8 format for animated sequences or scenes.

I had time to burn, so I created a macro-based toolset that'll do all the manual work for you.

How to use:
  • Install Blender
  • Extract the attached .zip file to its own directory
  • Open your Anim8or project, and go to the scene or sequence that you want to export
  • Open "Sequential .OBJ Export.exe" from the .zip file
  • If the program can't find blender, it'll ask you where it's located
  • Indicate the location and name that you want to save the sequence of 3ds files
  • Indicate whether you're saving a scene or a sequence
  • Wait patiently for it to export each frame automatically
  • When it's complete, it'll run the convert_3DS.bat file that batch converts it all to .obj in the same directory

Let me know if it helps, or if you have issues. I chose blender for the conversion since there wasn't anything else that I could find, but technically if you had software that could batch convert 3ds files, you could use that instead.

--Note that 3ds has a vertex limitation of around 65k
« Last Edit: January 03, 2015, 09:00:42 am by Raxx »
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daniel99

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Re: Exporting Obj Sequence. Uhm!
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 05:07:40 pm »

Wow, raxx. Thanks.  :)  :)  :)
I'll try this as soon I finish the animations for my job.

Yes, previous I was using some king of program (unfortunately, I forgot the name, but I'll keep trying to find it on my older cds/dvds) I could open the an8 file, and set the scene mode for exporting OBJ sequence.   Ussualy, you'd have to hide (ctrl+H) all the lights, camera, or tagets in the scene, so they won't be exported as well.
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