Online 3D model converter

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Yasha(Posted 2013) [#1]
Just discovered this incredibly useful thing:

It looks like it's pretty much just a web interface for AssImp's import and export features, but hey, that's often all you need.

Importantly (from my perspective, anyway), it can import B3D files! An easy way to get any old B3D models you need to bring forward to a non-Blitz project into a more widely recognised format like e.g. Collada.

Zethrax(Posted 2013) [#2]
I get the following error when I try to convert a BlitzBasic b3d file to 3ds (using Psionic's dwarf model):

Error: Conversion failed for all permutations. It is very likely that the problem is rooted at the input file(s) (either the format is not supported as advertised or the files were malformed)

That's a bit strange as AssImp clearly states that it supports the BlitzBasic 3D ( .b3d ) file format ( ).

The b3d dwarf model i tried to convert opens in Blitz3D just fine.

Yasha(Posted 2013) [#3]
Hum, well that's odd. All I can say is that it worked for the files I threw at it.

My guess is that because B3D is such a comparatively obscure format, there are still kinks that were never ironed out in all of the major tools; whether you export your file from PaceMaker or gile[ s] or Blender will have a noticeable effect on how the model turns out.

Although it's also weird because that specific dwarf has made its way around the internet as one of the standard set of demo models for all sorts of engines. I would have thought AssImp would have encountered it before.

Zethrax(Posted 2013) [#4]
Tried the converter with a few different file formats and I'm getting the same message with all of them. I guess the site is currently broken.

Zethrax(Posted 2013) [#5]
While we're on the topic though Yasha, thanks for the heads up on AssImp ( ). It looks interesting.

virtlands(Posted 2013) [#6]
Fascinating gadget.
I've already tested it to convert a 3DS file; It works fine on some conversions, (not all).

I've successfully converted a 3DS model to
*.ply, *.obj, *.mtl, *.stl, *.dae,... , and I have no idea what those are /.

It does not like to take *.max files as input.
It failed to convert 3DS to *.X
Also, it apparently says I can only upload 10 files, per day I think.

You may also try these other programs; I haven't tried them yet::

3D Object Converter:
{ supports 659 formats. NOT Free.
Gives you 30-day free trial during which it mangles your objects (on purpose). }

Universal 3D Models Converter: { This one is probably free. }

Babel3D Online 3D Model Converter: { This one might be free. }

Quick3D Converter: { Extremely expensive. Oops! }

Okino Polytrans is very detailed, and also very expensive. { }

Yasha(Posted 2013) [#7]
Conv3D is indeed free, but hasn't been updated in at least 13 years according to SourceForge, so I wouldn't count on it being very useful.