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  1. Thread: Max7 to Max6

    by stefkeB
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    My max6 came with FBX-plugins by default. ...

    My max6 came with FBX-plugins by default.

    Anyway, you could try to load the script from the Maxscript window instead of installing it. But I don't know if it'll try to write stuff in the max...
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    Are you sure you are not simply looking at a...

    Are you sure you are not simply looking at a wireframe view?

    Is it a 3D-model in AutoCAD? Or only a 2D-drawing?

    Does it use surfaces?
    Or solids?
    Or lines with a thickness?


    3ds max has a...
  3. Thread: wrong serial

    by stefkeB
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    When you type like that, I'm not really...

    When you type like that, I'm not really surprised.

    Try again ;)
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    Don't forget SketchUp www.sketchup.com (no...

    Don't forget SketchUp
    www.sketchup.com

    (no rendering, but modelling is very easy and fast)
    (realtime shadows, sketck-like display and textures are there)
    (not for organic stuff, but for houses...
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    There are a few 3D-programs that are simple but...

    There are a few 3D-programs that are simple but fun enough to get going:

    Carrara 3D Basics is but one of them

    but others like

    Art Of Illusion (www.artofillusion.org)
    Canvas...
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    4:15s Dual P3 1GHz with 512 MB RAM Windows XP...

    4:15s

    Dual P3 1GHz with 512 MB RAM
    Windows XP SP1
    A few other progs open (Outlook, MSIE, ...)

    Not that bad ;) It is from the end of 2000 and getting rather old. I'm not going to try this at...
  7. Thread: 3d Studio Viz

    by stefkeB
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    If you don't do any advanced animation (that is,...

    If you don't do any advanced animation (that is, you don't need Characters, Particles, Sub-Object Animation, Video-post etc...) then VIZ might do all you need. At about half the price of 3ds max.
    ...
  8. Most commercial licenses do not fade out, yet...

    Most commercial licenses do not fade out, yet some of them seem to have an upgrade-validity that fades out: once your version is too old, you can continue to use it as long as you have hardware that...
  9. Thread: 3dsmax future

    by stefkeB
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    The cheaper version of 3ds max is called Autodesk...

    The cheaper version of 3ds max is called Autodesk VIZ (about $2000). It has Mental Ray, but no sub-object animation: no character tools, no particles, no video-post.

    It has full modelling and...
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    using 2003 almost exclusively these days. I...

    using 2003 almost exclusively these days.

    I hate such quick updates, certainly when they are not compatible:

    For ArchiCAD 9 I need 2003, for 8.1 it was still VC6.
    For AutoCAD 2004/2005 it's...
  11. Thread: HL2 Bug

    by stefkeB
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    White geometry or similar happened to me a long...

    White geometry or similar happened to me a long time ago (in the prehistoric age) on Tomb Raider.
    The usually meant memory got filled up on the graphics adapter.

    Now the cleanup of memory inside...
  12. Thread: C++ Games

    by stefkeB
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    1 - learn C++ (less obvious then it sounds) 2...

    1 - learn C++ (less obvious then it sounds)

    2 - see if you can find any good books or tutorials. 3DBuzz is an obvious choice.

    3 - look at a few existing OpenSource Game Engines, to get at least...
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    Amazing what a game can do to people... I'll...

    Amazing what a game can do to people...

    I'll wait till it ends up in the throw-away-sales department. Don't have time for games...
  14. Silly news. Is this news or is this extrapolating...

    Silly news. Is this news or is this extrapolating a stupid situation to an epic scale?

    What if Linus Torvalds would play a game on a Windows PC? Would it also cause such a storm?

    ---

    Oh yes,...
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    And... did you get it? ---- The world is...

    And... did you get it?

    ----

    The world is not going to stop if HL2 is delayed again, you know... I've not been able to play games for more then two years... and I still live ;)
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    Just a short: keep up the good work! Respect for...

    Just a short: keep up the good work! Respect for all the crew!
  17. Thread: Max and C++

    by stefkeB
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    Using an external program with a max-scene is,...

    Using an external program with a max-scene is, well, probably impossible. No other program than 3ds max can read the *.max fileformat and then even only files from it's own version or older.
    And...
  18. Thread: a pain...poser

    by stefkeB
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    Maybe I do miss a few things about it... I could...

    Maybe I do miss a few things about it...
    I could be wrong, but a DXF file contains the coordinates of the vertices, but no texture coordinates. An UVW-unwrap modifier can automatically calculate new...
  19. Thread: MAX Plugin

    by stefkeB
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    Re-read: it's not available seperately: For...

    Re-read: it's not available seperately:

    For VIZ -> it's included
    For 3ds max 4 or 5 -> You need VIZ4 and the copytool
    For 3ds max 6 -> only when you are on subscription
    For 3ds max 7 -> I...
  20. Thread: MAX Plugin

    by stefkeB
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    It comes with 3ds max 6. It has been in VIZ since...

    It comes with 3ds max 6. It has been in VIZ since a few versions (I've had it in VIZr3 and VIZ4).

    It links DWG-files (from AutoCAD or other CAD-software) and can update the geometry while still...
  21. Thread: Max and C++

    by stefkeB
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    Still not clear ;) Do you want to: A: animate...

    Still not clear ;) Do you want to:

    A: animate and control objects in the max viewports with sliders etc? Check Wire Parameters and Viewport Sliders.
    You don't really need Maxscript, although it...
  22. Thread: a pain...poser

    by stefkeB
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    Don't forget that when you export to DXF and...

    Don't forget that when you export to DXF and import that in 3ds max, you lose all texture-mapping and all material info. Re-applying an existing texture map to a non-mapped geometry is not possible....
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    Sigh.... I just want to watch the trilogy in...

    Sigh....

    I just want to watch the trilogy in it's enterity. Enhanced and all is fine by me... It's like a remix or a directors cut. What good is all the purism?

    Just comparing before and...
  24. Thread: MR for LW

    by stefkeB
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    I didn't think so. But it's a strange...

    I didn't think so.

    But it's a strange question, since the Lightwave renderer is considered so good... why would you want to use another one?
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    You can find programming & C++ people in the game...

    You can find programming & C++ people in the game engine forums.
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