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I just downloaded the trial version of PR, and I''m pretty impressed so far. I looked at the samples and played around a bit, and everything works pretty fine except when I try to use my own 3D models. I''m using trueSpace 4, which can save objects as 3DS files, however, when I load my objects into a PR program, they don''t show up at all. One of the things I tried was to take the DirectionalLight sample, and to replace the line where it calls LoadPro() to load the cube.pro model by a call to Load3DS() to load my own model. When running the program, the call to Load3DS() was successful, but PR did not display my object. I tried various values for the scaling factor parameter for the Load3DS() call, but to no avail. Is anybody using trueSpace with PR, and can help me? Or maybe somebody has a general idea what could be wrong? Any help is appreciated! Thanks, and sorry about the newbie question

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Did you apply a material to the 3ds object?

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I tried to load my objects into proEdit first, and played around a bit. I saved them as PRO files, and - tada - it works fine now. I don''t know why it doesn''t work when saving out of trueSpace directly, maybe it screws up the rendering methods for the materials or something. Anyway, thanks for the great tip, ManFriday!

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