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David Lightbown
04 April 2002, 09:31 AM
Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knows any tips or software I can use to import skinned animation from Max or Maya into Soft3D 3.X or 4.0...

I'd greatly appreciate any feedback !



04 April 2002, 02:05 PM
The new version of max2xsi plug-in can do this


04 April 2002, 08:55 PM
Ohhhh, nice! I started some scenes in Max and since I'm moving to XSI 2, this'll be very useful. Thanks!

David Lightbown
04 April 2002, 05:45 AM
I've had trouble bringing in my animations. I'm exporting a Biped animation with Physique from Max to a dotXSI file and bringing it into Soft3D (_NOT_ XSI). The biped interpretation is fine, and animates perfectly, but my skinned mesh is freaked out... it looks like the T-1000 after Arnold shot the gas canister in its chest in Terminator 2 :)

Can I export skinned animation from Max 4 and bring it into Softimage 3.9 with the dotXSI import ? What settings should I use in the Max exporter ?


04 April 2002, 04:36 PM
Deep Exploration 3d from right hemisphere is what I use for converting, works great in most cases. :rolleyes:

David Lightbown
04 April 2002, 08:15 PM
From SoftXSI to Soft3D ? With skinned animation ? Using a dotXSI file ?

And where is the documentation (if any) for the dotXSI to Max plugin ? I really need to see if I'm doing something wrong... and why sometimes Soft3D won't accept my conversions properly.

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