[project1dev] Re: Importing models from other programs into milkshape

  • From: Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:51:58 -0700

man that's great news (:

do you guys know if 3ds exports to ms3d (milkshape 3d) files? lol

or if not do you know if it exports to .x?

if it exports to either of those (and if ms3d can handle the .x importing
ok) we might not even have to have anything coded, maybe we could just let
3ds handle our conversion (:

if not, thats still great news, it sounds like if the file format isnt too
hard to work with that 3ds might be the way to go (:
On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Chris Sherman <cshermandesign@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> C4d is fantastic but I started my learning with 3ds back at ver 7 I'm good
> with dynamics and caustics in it but I know pretty much everything except
> subsurface scattering in c4d
>
> Sent from my BlackBerry
>
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> *From*: figarus@xxxxxxxxx
> *Date*: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 19:39:50 +0000
>
> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Importing models from other programs into
> milkshape
>
>  3ds is probably best because of its wide support... C4d isn't bad because
> it imports/exports a ton and I think that is the program chris and I are
> most familiar with, but whatever uyou think is best is fine... :)
>
> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>
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> *From*: "Chris Sherman"
> *Date*: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 19:36:36 +0000
> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Importing models from other programs into
> milkshape
>
> 3ds max can export to pretty much everything, if not there are plugins
>
> Sent from my BlackBerry
>
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> *From*: Alan Wolfe
> *Date*: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:23:48 -0700
> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Importing models from other programs into
> milkshape
>
> pretty cool
>
> sorry for bein such a noob about this, but does 3ds max have import /
> export to other formats?
>
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Chris Sherman 
> <cshermandesign@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>
>> There used to be a free version of 3ds max for gaming I dunno if it
>> applies to commercial productions or not
>>
>> Sent from my BlackBerry
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From*: figarus@xxxxxxxxx
>> *Date*: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 18:19:44 +0000
>>
>> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Importing models from other programs into
>> milkshape
>>
>>  Right... I just think that 3d studio max is the standard 3d file type
>> for game models... And everything I can think of can import/export 3ds
>> files... Seems like a good base :) I don't know anything about blender
>> really
>>
>> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>>
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>> *From*: Alan Wolfe
>> *Date*: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:53:08 -0700
>> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Importing models from other programs into
>> milkshape
>>
>> well we dont actually need to use the program that has our base file
>> format, we just need it to be a hub of conversion.
>>
>> like, if you work in C4D if it can import as C4D, we just import, save and
>> then run the conversion from blender to ms3d and then it'll be in a format
>> the game can use.
>>
>> Then too, if someone else was using maya, they could import in blender,
>> save and then run the conversion from blender to ms3d and it'd be in the
>> format the game can use.
>>
>> Just looking for some file format that would work ok as a base like that,
>> if there is a decent one that exists, so we only need 1 conversion utility
>> :P
>> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:48 AM, <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>> Blender is a pain in the ass but we should definitely investigate all
>>> options
>>>
>>> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From*: "Chris Sherman"
>>> *Date*: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:36:27 +0000
>>> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Importing models from other programs into
>>> milkshape
>>>
>>>  What about blender? Its free, but I know it has a steep learning curve
>>>
>>> Sent from my BlackBerry
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From*: Alan Wolfe
>>> *Date*: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:05:57 -0700
>>> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> *Subject*: [project1dev] Importing models from other programs into
>>> milkshape
>>>
>>> Wurmz mentioned yesterday that he had been tryin last night and couldnt
>>> get it to import even the most basic object from maya.
>>>
>>> When we previously emailed the maker of milkshape he said "oh, try
>>> breaking the object into polys" since in the file we sent it was basically
>>> just a cube, not the polys for each part of the cube.
>>>
>>> In any case, that wasn't very helpful and it seems like the milkshape
>>> importing is pretty crappy.  Booo!
>>>
>>> I picked the milkshape format because it's a really nice and easy format
>>> to load, and also a few books i read on 3d animation programming used
>>> milkshape in their sample code so i thought it would be ok, especially since
>>> milkshape advertises that it can import models of other formats!
>>>
>>> Eric made a lil progress on this front by having C4D export as .x but he
>>> still had problems importing textures ):
>>>
>>> Unfortunately, changing what file format we use would be a lot of work!
>>> What i was thinking though is that if Eric can't figure out the C4D
>>> exporting to .x working with textures, or if we can't find another way to
>>> make this work, is maybe I could make a seperate program that is like, a
>>> maya to ms3d converter or something.
>>>
>>> Is maya a good format to use as a "base format"?  Or is there another
>>> pretty universal 3d format that most things can load and save?
>>>
>>>
>>
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