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 Subject: Need help converting .max to .3ds or .obj

ghst32 opened this issue on Jun 20, 2010 · 35 posts

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  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 9:56AM Sun, 20 June 2010 

 I have a .max file that I need to convert to either .3ds or . obj and I dont have or use 3d studio max.  Is there a way to convert it without using max, or can someone help me make the conversion?


  wheatpenny ()  ( posted at 10:15AM Sun, 20 June 2010 

If you have a fast internet connection you can download a fully functional 3dsMax demo (see link at the top of this forum).

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  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 11:29AM Sun, 20 June 2010 

I tried, and couldnt get it to work 


  bobbystahr ()  ( posted at 11:57AM Sun, 20 June 2010 

 Uh...you simply open the .max file in max and export as whatever you want from the drop down list. I did this recently when I found a bunch of free max veg I wanted and it worked flawlessly.. ...

 

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  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 12:23PM Sun, 20 June 2010 

Quote -  Uh...you simply open the .max file in max and export as whatever you want from the drop down list. I did this recently when I found a bunch of free max veg I wanted and it worked flawlessly.. ...


That would have been great if I could have gotten the max demo to work


  libertycityanimation ()  ( posted at 1:09PM Sun, 20 June 2010 · edited on 1:12PM Sun, 20 June 2010

You can buy the max bible and you get the demo free look on ebay for the bible you can get the bible cheap or second hand on amazon make you get get the lastest one i think thats 2010 but if you don't want to spend your money you could always upload a link where we can download the file from your .max file and someone can export it as an OBJ. edit make sure you tell us what version of max  you have


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 1:22PM Sun, 20 June 2010 · edited on 1:23PM Sun, 20 June 2010

Quote - You can buy the max bible and you get the demo free look on ebay for the bible you can get the bible cheap or second hand on amazon make you get get the lastest one i think thats 2010 but if you don't want to spend your money you could always upload a link where we can download the file from your .max file and someone can export it as an OBJ. edit make sure you tell us what version of max  you have



Id rather not have to spend money on max merchandise since I dont even use max and Im only just trying to convert 1 object out of max format.  I can post the file if anyone is interested in converting it for me, it would be greatly appreciated.  It was made with max 2009 I believe.


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 1:27PM Sun, 20 June 2010 · edited on 1:27PM Sun, 20 June 2010

Attached Link: Max File

 The file can be downloaded above if anyone is interested in converting it for me.



  bobbystahr ()  ( posted at 1:34PM Sun, 20 June 2010 

Quote -
Quote -  Uh...you simply open the .max file in max and export as whatever you want from the drop down list. I did this recently when I found a bunch of free max veg I wanted and it worked flawlessly.. ...


That would have been great if I could have gotten the max demo to work


You must have installed it incorrectly or something...I'd uninstall it and then, after a reboot, try again unless the demo limits the number of attempts...best I can suggest unless a Max owner wants to offer to convert them for you...My demo ran out a month ago or I'd offer.. ...

 

Once in a while I look around,
I see a sound
and try to write it down
Sometimes they come out very soft
Tinkling light sound
The Sun comes up again



 

 

 

 

 


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 1:35PM Sun, 20 June 2010 

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Quote -  Uh...you simply open the .max file in max and export as whatever you want from the drop down list. I did this recently when I found a bunch of free max veg I wanted and it worked flawlessly.. ...


That would have been great if I could have gotten the max demo to work


You must have installed it incorrectly or something...I'd uninstall it and then, after a reboot, try again unless the demo limits the number of attempts...best I can suggest unless a Max owner wants to offer to convert them for you...My demo ran out a month ago or I'd offer.. ...



Best I can tell, it only runs under windows.  I run OS X.


  wheatpenny ()  ( posted at 2:03PM Sun, 20 June 2010 · edited on 2:04PM Sun, 20 June 2010

Yeah, Max is windows only. There is no mac version.

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  bobbystahr ()  ( posted at 4:54PM Sun, 20 June 2010 

Quote -
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Quote -  Uh...you simply open the .max file in max and export as whatever you want from the drop down list. I did this recently when I found a bunch of free max veg I wanted and it worked flawlessly.. ...


That would have been great if I could have gotten the max demo to work


You must have installed it incorrectly or something...I'd uninstall it and then, after a reboot, try again unless the demo limits the number of attempts...best I can suggest unless a Max owner wants to offer to convert them for you...My demo ran out a month ago or I'd offer.. ...



Best I can tell, it only runs under windows.  I run OS X.


 That would have been handy info in your very first post mate!

 

Once in a while I look around,
I see a sound
and try to write it down
Sometimes they come out very soft
Tinkling light sound
The Sun comes up again



 

 

 

 

 


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 6:43PM Sun, 20 June 2010 

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Quote -  Uh...you simply open the .max file in max and export as whatever you want from the drop down list. I did this recently when I found a bunch of free max veg I wanted and it worked flawlessly.. ...


That would have been great if I could have gotten the max demo to work


You must have installed it incorrectly or something...I'd uninstall it and then, after a reboot, try again unless the demo limits the number of attempts...best I can suggest unless a Max owner wants to offer to convert them for you...My demo ran out a month ago or I'd offer.. ...



Best I can tell, it only runs under windows.  I run OS X.


 That would have been handy info in your very first post mate!


Hmmm... I thought I was pretty clear about not using max in my first post, sort of superseding any need to give system requirements and such for running it.  At any rate, Im only interested in getting a file converted to something  can use, not running max.  Thanks to anyone who can help me.


  libertycityanimation ()  ( posted at 8:21PM Sun, 20 June 2010 · edited on 8:22PM Sun, 20 June 2010

You need to relax and wait to see if anyone can export that file if i had 2009 i would do it but i dont,  if you need it done fast then ask someone in the autodesk fourm. people are trying to help. maybe if the infomation is unless then stop replying and give it sometime. what software are you using? you should able to import the .max file into the software your  using you may need to search online for a tutorial


  wheatpenny ()  ( posted at 8:26PM Sun, 20 June 2010 

I have Max 2008 so I can't do it either.

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  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 9:56PM Sun, 20 June 2010 

Quote - I have Max 2008 so I can't do it either.



I dont know for a fact that it was made on 2009.  If you would be willing to try it I would appreciate it.


  libertycityanimation ()  ( posted at 4:25AM Mon, 21 June 2010 · edited on 4:26AM Mon, 21 June 2010

me and jeff  cannot open it because its done in a highter verison of max you cannot open a higher verison of max in a lower verison


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 4:50PM Mon, 21 June 2010 

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me and jeff  cannot open it because its done in a highter verison of max you cannot open a higher verison of max in a lower verison



So you have tried it and you can confirm that it was made in a version of max above 2008?  Well thanks for at least attempting it.


  thenodemaster ()  ( posted at 12:19AM Tue, 22 June 2010 

Not sure if this will work--sorry, rebuilding my WS right now, and I use 2008--have you tried possible merging from the file into a new file in Max?  I will see what I can do when I get my station back together.


  libertycityanimation ()  ( posted at 3:28AM Tue, 22 June 2010 

master
he does not have max and he is using mac OS so he cannot get max on the mac i don't see why he cannot import the max file into the software he is using i asked what software he is using he did not say..

LCA


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 6:44AM Tue, 22 June 2010 

Quote - master
he does not have max and he is using mac OS so he cannot get max on the mac i don't see why he cannot import the max file into the software he is using i asked what software he is using he did not say..

LCA


Im using bryce and it will not import max files.


  thenodemaster ()  ( posted at 8:49AM Tue, 22 June 2010 

I understand that he cannot use max in OSX.  I was more asking the other person who had tried opening the file in Max 2008.


  wheatpenny ()  ( posted at 9:18AM Tue, 22 June 2010 

No, merging it doesn't work either.

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  libertycityanimation ()  ( posted at 10:06AM Tue, 22 June 2010 · edited on 10:07AM Tue, 22 June 2010

 i could download the demo of max 2008 but i cannot be bother cos i wont use it i have tried merging it importing it i always get improper file format
 


  pixelwks ()  ( posted at 10:28AM Tue, 22 June 2010 

I'm coming late to this discussion, sorry.

I have the file open and it's missing the back wheels of the car and there is no interior.

The materials are all vray materials with a few maps missing.

Otherwise it looks good.

Do you want it exported as one mesh or 96 objects as it is now? I'm not sure what your requirements are.

Let me know


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 4:08PM Tue, 22 June 2010 

Quote - I'm coming late to this discussion, sorry.

I have the file open and it's missing the back wheels of the car and there is no interior.

The materials are all vray materials with a few maps missing.

Otherwise it looks good.

Do you want it exported as one mesh or 96 objects as it is now? I'm not sure what your requirements are.

Let me know


thank you so much.  I would prefer to have it as the 96 separate objects please in .3ds or .obj or one of each just in case.


  pixelwks ()  ( posted at 4:47PM Tue, 22 June 2010 

OK

I have uploaded both files.

They are pretty large 12mb & 23mb.

The meshes lost the materials and smoothing groups when I exported, so you will have to do some work.

Good luck.

http://www.joep3d.com/client_images/probe2.3DS

http://www.joep3d.com/client_images/probe2.obj


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 6:23PM Tue, 22 June 2010 

Quote - OK

I have uploaded both files.

They are pretty large 12mb & 23mb.

The meshes lost the materials and smoothing groups when I exported, so you will have to do some work.

Good luck.

http://www.joep3d.com/client_images/probe2.3DS

http://www.joep3d.com/client_images/probe2.obj



Im having trouble accessing the links.  They are coming up as page not found.  


  pixelwks ()  ( posted at 6:59PM Tue, 22 June 2010 

http://www.joep3d.com/client_images/

Don't know why.

This link works if you right click and "save link as" on either file name.


  ghst32 ()  ( posted at 7:14PM Tue, 22 June 2010 

Quote - http://www.joep3d.com/client_images/

Don't know why.

This link works if you right click and "save link as" on either file name.


Im sorry to make this so difficult, it just wants to save a html link to the page instead of the actual file when I try to do it.  Im really not sure why its doing this.  I dont need to have special access or anything do I?


  pixelwks ()  ( posted at 7:30PM Tue, 22 June 2010 

Hmmm this is odd.

I think the "save link as" problem is a Mac thing.

I can't get the original links to work either though.

If I figure this out tonight (it night here) I'll send you an email.

Sorry about the mess up.


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