Poser to 3dsMax

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Transferring Poser figures into 3dsMax is not a difficult task but many have struggled with little tweaks such as DAZ Victorias eyeballs or opacity maps. The approach explained here is not the only way to accomplish the task but it will get you started and allow you to apply your own improvements to the process. It is targetting beginner to intermediate level users and assumes basic knowledge of both Poser and 3dsMax - object manipulation and navigation are not covered for either application. Import of animations is not part of this document.


Prasutagus on 1:26PM Sat, 17 May 2003

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Transferring Poser figures into 3dsMax is not a difficult task, but many have struggled with little tweaks such as DAZ Victorias eyes, or opacity maps. The approach explained here is not the only way to accomplish the task, but it will get you started and allow you to apply your own improvements to the process. It is targeting beginner to intermediate level users and assumes basic knowledge of both Poser and 3dsMax - object manipulation and navigation are not covered for either application. Import of animations is not part of this document.

The example is using DAZ Victoria 2 [with clothes and hair] to illustrate export from Poser 5 SP3 to 3dsMax5. A step-by-step approach is used for simplicity and understanding.

Enough talking, lets get started !

Tutorial Comments


rhoden  3:59AM Tue, 03 October 2006

Thank you very much for that excellent tutorial, graciously appreciated. However I'm looking for HABWare Obj2Max plugin that could possibly works with 3dmax v7. Any body with any clues mail me on brianrhoden1@hotmail.com

gknapp  12:26AM Fri, 03 September 2004

Yeah,thanx much!!!This tut. rocks- and clears up the problem I was facing even with Reiss Studio plugin for Poser-Max conversion..Whether converting Pz3 or importing 3ds- the refined mesh groupings are lost for any custom texturing I may want to do in Max...Besides showing me this workaround,you've also prepared me for what I'll be facing bringing in the obj.'s...Very useful..Thankyou!!

m-tea  12:58PM Sat, 20 December 2003

thank u too, this is very helpful,but do u know how i can import animations from poser to 3dmax??? if someone know how i can do this please write a mail to hannafinka@gmx.de in german or english... thank a lot

el_shadow  8:56AM Sat, 09 August 2003

Hey budy! thanks for this wonderful tutorial. I had problems before I came here. Now I have no problems.

LukeKwolek  8:12PM Tue, 15 July 2003

Thanks alot for this tutorial! It was very helpfull. It also makes it much easier for me to convert to Vue. Thank you!