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Julez4001
07-06-2009, 04:14 PM
Super FYI ** probably late as all get out....but this will allow you to load PointCache files from Maya and 3dSMax ..sorta like Pointoven/MddLoader




PC2 Pointer
</B>Intel Displacement plugin
LightWave3D 7.5 & 9.0+

Description :

-A PC2_Pointer Displacement plugin.

-Loads baked 3DSMax pc2 PointCache modifier (displacement animation) file,
Maya, Houdini or Blender have also conversion tools to use this format.

-This PC2 Loader works in streaming mode, it reads pc2 file only per frame.

-Time can be mapped with an envelope to get non-linear playback.

Tools for using this format with other softwares,
Cache Modifier for Max (John Burnetts):
PointCache2_R6 (http://www.maxplugins.de/r6_files/burnett/PointCache2_R6.zip)
PointCache Tools for Maya:
KP_PointCacheMaya (http://www.kai-wolter.com/resources/maya/maya_pc_tools)
PointCache Tools for XSI:
KP_PointCacheXSI (http://www.kai-wolter.com/resources/xsi/kp_pc_xsi)
Script for Blender:
export_pc2 (http://mke3.net/projects/bpython/pointcache/export_pc2.py)



Download (Intel Win32) PC2_Pointer_x32.zip (http://pagesperso-orange.fr/dpont/plugins/PC2_Pointer_x32.zip)
Download (Intel Win64) PC2_Pointer_x64.zip (http://pagesperso-orange.fr/dpont/plugins/PC2_Pointer_x64.zip)



http://pagesperso-orange.fr/dpont/plugins/MDD_Pointer.html

nikfaulkner
07-07-2009, 06:43 AM
wow, sounds great

steveblake
07-07-2009, 09:41 AM
Thanks for a great post - been using PC2 for a while now.

you may find this useful too - for camera transfers:
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/mel_scripts/utility_external/export/4768.html

"Camera Import Export tool. This script makes possible camera transfer between MAYA MAX and LIGHTWAVE. Suported properties are Position, Orientation, Lens, Render W/H, FilmBack, Aspect ratios. Final result is 100% match in render image. "

screengrab:
http://static.highend3d.com/downloadsimages/4768/screen1.jpg

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