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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

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

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 ( 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 ( 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

and read the white paper at



Michael Sheasby
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