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Godinst1
03-22-2002, 04:17 AM
Hi I was hoping someone might be able to tell me of a program or of a method that would allow to set up IK and animations in Softimage 3.9 and then transfer that information into Lightwave 6.5 or 7

Thanks it would be greatly apreciated

CoolCalb
03-27-2002, 03:20 PM
I got no idea if they support LW, and/or IK
but have you tried MoveTools?

http://www.lambsoft.com

msheasby
03-29-2002, 04:47 AM
IK is tricky. If you are able to work with FK in lightwave there are a couple of solutions on the way:

Okino (www.okino.com) is preparing to add support for dotXSI to Polytrans. This application writes to Lightwave 6.5 and 7. It should ultimately support IK.

Right Hemisphere (www.righthemisphere.com) is also preparing to add support for dotXSI to Deep Exploration. This application writes lwo and lws files. This may ultimately also support IK.

Movetools, as mentioned by another user, may help with a pipeline as well.

Softimage takes format conversions seriously. We have an open source initiative, providing a bunch of tools and source code that help connect XSI and SI3D to other applications and custom engines. Have a look at

http://www.softimage.com/connect/xsi/

and read the white paper at
http://www.softimage.com/connect/media/Connect_to_SOFTIMAGE.pdf

best,

---Mike.

Michael Sheasby
Director of Business Development
SOFTIMAGE/Avid
(514) 840-0349
msheasby@softimage.com (best way to communicate with me)

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