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08-12-2002, 10:59 AM
Are you up to the challenge?

Jeff Mottle of has launched their 2nd ever Architectural challenge! This time it focuses on Photorealistic Lighting.;f=22;t=000003

08-12-2002, 09:48 PM
tks lildragon...

wonder why they dont put a lw version of the file...


08-12-2002, 10:02 PM
Because I don't have Lightwave. :) If you are able to import a 3DS, DXF, DWG, MAX file and you convert it I'll post the file for others. What other formats can you import? Maybe I can get something up there for LW users to use.


Jeff Mottle

08-12-2002, 10:06 PM
Hiya Jeff, good to see you on board :), as for element's question, how about polytrans? If you have access to it...

08-12-2002, 10:09 PM
Hey lildragon, Unfourtunately I don't have that either. If you or anybody does and is able to convert these files to several formats, please let me know.

Jeff Mottle

08-12-2002, 10:25 PM
LW can bring in 3DS and DXF, but those usually aren't the first choices, since they're all triangles only. There's a freebie OBJ exporter for MAX, I've had decent luck with using what it puts out in LW with n-gons intact. Though I think it seems to do some strange things with scale. At any rate might be worth looking into..

08-13-2002, 02:56 AM
jmottle u've finded a great excuse...its accepted...
i'll try to find something..tought i'm not sure it will work.
i'll try to contact you if i succed.


08-13-2002, 05:29 AM
***** ***** of ****** of damn ********
:cry: :cry:
i just writed a 10 lines reply and it deleted it in posting.....

anyway again in short shematic version:
-i coudnlt convert a file corretly (unrenderable mess of triangles)
-i built an all-new model over it and deleted the old one.
-the lw 7.0 .obj file is zipped here :

caracteristics :
-quasi-exact same as your model
-textures only separed for ''glass'' and ''default'' (that mean the rest of it.
-its currently only white and green.

ive passed some hours on this so i think ive done my part.
now lw user , win this for me! hehe :thumbsup:


08-13-2002, 02:06 PM
Thanks element!! I really appreciate your work. Hope to see lots of Lightwave entries now. I've posted a link on my forum to your file.


08-13-2002, 04:09 PM
thanks. always happy to help people....

but... the problem is that i have like 5 project i didnt finsih in lw and now you just gimmie a 6th one!!!:cry:

nway..i'll try to enter the challenege...

08-17-2002, 04:23 PM
just thought i'd add my bit

emdl format for xsi

emdl (

and dot xsi format

dot xsi (



Lizard Head
08-17-2002, 05:55 PM
Thanks for the LW version, count me in!!!!


08-17-2002, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by eugene_fraxby
[B]just thought i'd add my bit

emdl format for xsi and dot xsi format

Thanks eugene! I've added your link to the site.;f=22;t=000004

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