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09-27-2002, 04:18 PM
Does anybody know if there is a converter available or can be created to convert a 3DS Max file in to an ascii file in a particular format.

e.g.

A rectangular face with the following vertice format starting from the top left going counterclockwise.

x1,z1,y1
x2,z2,y2
x3,z3,y3
x4,z4,y4

Thanks for any help or info.

coredump
09-27-2002, 04:40 PM
too late! there already is a 3DS text format. look up on ASC files. check wotsit (http://www.wotsit.org)

b

09-27-2002, 04:54 PM
Appreciate your help!

But which if any of the files on that site will create the out in the format I described above.

Again, any help or suggestions appreciated.

jubei_GL
09-28-2002, 04:41 AM
none ..

All faces in 3Dmax are made out of Triangles !!!! why would you want 4-vert faces anyway ?

09-28-2002, 10:52 AM
That is the problem - need rectangles and only where it can't be avoided, triangles.

To apply a bitmap to a triangle is not a good option, although doable - but the result is less than pleasing, since it will get distorted.

Thanks

jubei_GL
09-28-2002, 04:52 PM
well, Meshes are ONLY made from triangles .. You have no choice ..