3D Object creation

Sandals512Sandals512 Registered User
edited April 2011 in DL.3/DL.2
So what are the preferred program's for creating / converting 3D objects for use with Dl3's?

I can create the 3D surface i'm after easily and save it in a variety of CAD formats. But from there what is the easiest (cheapest) program to then further convert it to the .X Format?

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  • edited April 2011
    Sandals,

    Check out the links below for a starting place. These are both form the Custom Content Prep. Guide on the DL Support page.

    3D Studio Max:
    http://www.highend.com/support/digital_lighting/dl2supportguide/content/dl2-3Dmax-tutorial.asp

    Lightwave 3D
    http://www.highend.com/support/digital_lighting/dl2supportguide/content/dl2-lightwave3d-tutorial.asp

    Hope this helps,
    p
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Once you have an Object use Right Hemisphere's Deep Exploration to convert it to ".x" format.

    Hope this helps. :)
  • Sandals512Sandals512 Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Yeah, getting the object i'm all over, And i forgot with using sketchup I can get it in all sorts of differenet formats, it's just getting that into the directX format.

    I downloaded Deep exploration and am going to see if the trial will give me the functionality I need. Normally I would just buy the software if it was going to use often enough, but seeing as this is the first time i've needed custom objects in the 6 years years i've been using DL2's/3's, I don't know how much use it would garner
  • schiefelsschiefels Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited April 2011
    AC3D is another program that we have had luck with using around the office. It will output .x files in the correct format for use with the DL.3/Axon, and a full license is only $89.95.

    http://www.inivis.com/
  • Sandals512Sandals512 Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Thanks Matt, that program is perfect for what I am doing.

    It's like a ghetto 3DSmax program, with the exact feature set i'm after.
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited April 2011
    FWIW - I've found Deep Exploration very useful for other applications as well.
    Such as creating new CAD/WYG library files, and moving things around between 3D modelling programs as well.
  • Sandals512Sandals512 Registered User
    edited April 2011
    I have the demo of deep exploration, and if i ever have time i'll play with it some.

    I use sketchup alot for creating stuff which i can't within wyg, but i'm always looking for another avenue.
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