View Full Version : Maya PDC to RF Bin - python Tool

04 April 2008, 12:06 PM
hi people,

just wanted to share this python tool - "Maya PDC to RF Bin tool" uploaded on HIGHEND3D ( and you can check my blog for some feedback.. (

Script :
Desc : Read Maya pdc files and convert them to RealFlow bin (particle bin format) files. This is a tool which is intended to be run as a standalone tool. Helps you convert you pdc into bin files (happens in seconds, compared to using the PDC importer in RF), which can be imported using the binary loader.

Usage :
# When the script is run (double click it), it will open a 'filedialog' window. Choose a .pdc file (start file in a pdc sequence). The script will write out .bin files in the same directory, in "particleShape_custom####.bin" format.

# Needs python to be installed and Tkinter module to be present.

# on Mac, use python launcher to launch it (havent tested it..but should work)
PLS give me any suggestions /feedback you may have.

11 November 2008, 05:30 PM
i've tried to export position and velocity of the particle.using dynExport command .and tried to convert to bin files .the particle cache is not converted to bin files.can you tell me which
attributes are necessary for your python tool to work.

thank you

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