View Full Version : xsi foundation and autocad?

08 August 2004, 05:53 PM
Hi everybody,
I tried a search and came up empty. I'm wondering how these two play together. :)
Any help is appreciated.

08 August 2004, 06:51 PM
eps import is the only option I can see.

08 August 2004, 06:57 PM
Aye... I tried to get the 2 to cooperate when XSI 3 came out (ACAD is my background), realized it wasn't worth the hassle... haven't touched ACAD since. And I had 10 years of background with it.

08 August 2004, 07:28 PM
you can just export in .obj and import the mesh in xsi.


08 August 2004, 07:45 PM
Thanks for the replies. Sounds kinda like lightwave. We get auto cad 2d to turn into 3d and I've seen 3dsmax just open it natively, hoping foundation would but... oh well. Worth a shot.
Thanks again.

08 August 2004, 08:00 PM
you can just export in .obj and import the mesh in xsi.

No can do in autocad....Maybe the *.3ds will work or going through 3dmax..


08 August 2004, 08:24 PM

There is .3ds import support in XSI. It's not in the default setup, but a search on the Softiamge website will get you there.
Be aware of the fact that importing .3ds files will get you clusters/materials on for every modelpart. So a little script getting rid of those, the clusters that is, is needed to start adding new materials/textures etc.
Nothing seriously complex, but something to keep in the back of your head when you don't see your newly assigned material :D



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