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Loading 3ds files with Blender

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Hi, I''m using Blender for the first time and I''m unable to load .3ds files. Do I have to pay any money to be able to load these files?

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I don''t know if there is a plugin for .3ds files or not, and if there is, it will be free.
check www.elysiun.com, in the python & plugin forum
also you might find something at www.blender.org

If those turn up useless, there is a .obj import script that works wonders, it''s at the elysiun site. I think 3DMax can export to .obj?

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If you have Max, save your files as obj files. Then go the python forum at www.elysiun.com. There is a plugin there that will load obj files.

If you don''t have Max, get crossroads and convert the files.

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Will .wrl files work just as well as .obj files?

Crossroads converts .3ds to .wrl and Blender opened the .wrl file.

[edited by - Davaris on January 28, 2003 6:06:30 PM]

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I have nevered uses wrml files with Blender so I don''t know what to tell you. If it works, use it.

Go the forums and www.elysiun.com and ask there. A lot more Blender users there who may be able to give you a better answer.

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