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This topic contains 12 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Nooptical 12 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #4606

    boadle
    Participant

    Hey all,

    anyone know how I can export a Poser 8 model (replete with animations and textures) into 3DS max 7, with minimum of fuss?

    No joy so far :(

    Thanks in advance,

    Lewis

  • #25638

    maniacrobot
    Participant
  • #25639

    boadle
    Participant

    Excellent! I’ll give it a go tonight. Thanks Maniac!

    L.

  • #25683

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Not sure about animations, but when you export the model as 3DS and import it into max it should still hold the texture mapping information, so it would just be a matter of applying the texture to it in max.

  • #25685

    boadle
    Participant

    You are so right Dave. It doesn’t capture the animation, but I convert the model to a Biped with helper controls.

    Pretty cool, as the Max UI is easier for char animation than poxy Poser, I find.

    Thanks all.

    L.

  • #25686

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Manipulation of the limbs in Poser can be a real pain alright, with arms suddenly flipping backwards etc….

  • #25687

    Pete
    Participant

    Careful with importing 3ds models into max, very often all of the vertices are unwelded which could fook things up if you’re using morphs or assigning verts to bones

  • #25688

    boadle
    Participant

    Yeah, and I see that the skin pose is not particularly accurate with regard to the biped. That is to say, all the vertices still need to be manually assigned to the bones. So effectively, it only really imports the mesh and the textures.

    Still might be handy though.

    L.

  • #25696

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Also, I wouldn’t import a high res model from poser. Better off importing the normal version of the model and then if you want it to be smoother, just use a meshsmooth.
    Just so max can handle the model without it slowing down…..

  • #25728

    boadle
    Participant

    Sounds like you’ve used this plugin Dave?

  • #25799

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Never used the plugins Lewis. In fact I haven’t used Poser in conjunction with max too often!

  • #25806

    boadle
    Participant

    What have you been doing with yourself then? Any latest masterpieces to show us? Are you allowed to show us any of your work from your new place?

    L.

  • #25820

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Trying to upload my latest work at the moment. Its a Lambourghini Murcielago…..having a few ISP problems though. But watch this space

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