I've been having problems using the 3DS Max Importer/Exporter plugin. I put the one from the SDK in (yes i put it in the right place), and when i run 3DS it says that it failed to initialise the plugin. 3DS still runs, just without that plugin. I think it may be due to the plugin not being compatible with Max5? Help please.
GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*
23rd May 2002
the SDK nif exporter is for max3. I also know of a nif exporter for max4, don't know if there is one for max5
The ArmadaII exporter is for Max4, and works, so the Max4 nif exporter should work too. Can you send it me/tell me the d/l URL plz?
25th August 2002
A NIF that comes out of Max 4.0 is in NIF4 format, and thus will need to be converted with a program called Nif2Nif..which runs on JRE (Java Runtime Environment)..and is a royal pain in the arse..Your best bet is to get your hands on a copy of 3D Max R3 and use the STBCExporter that comes with the SDK. That's the -only- way I could get it to work.
Doh Well in that case its gonna be some time before i can do that.
I which case: Can someone convert .max files to .nif for me? Just to convert the shipfile, no scripting or anything, just th ebasic conversion?
BCfiles Site Admin
4th June 2002
D'Derix - Type C Warbird - Single Hulled - Kitbash of stock Warbird
Aw c'mon someone - just to convert one .max file to a .nif model, that's all - nothin more.
GF Pwns Me!
21st September 2002
@ Atlantis, email the file to firstname.lastname@example.org Include a title about converting, otherwise I might just delete it without reading (get hundreds of email a day)and include a short message about converting it from which version of 3d Studio Max so I dont store it to hard drive and forget about it. If I am at the computer when it comes you can get it back in about 15 minutes. But otherwise when I return from work.
This goes for anyone needing to convert from 3d studio max to nif.
Cheers m8, I'll send it when i get my 3DS working again (one damn problem after another :()