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| I have a client with a bunch of legacy content developed using LightWave 7.5. The artist is not available, and the content includes both static models and animated figures. I'm only vaguely familiar with Lightwave but I have the software and documentation.|
I assume that 3DS is the way to go for static models.
Can anyone recommend a way to get the animations into Blitz3D?
| Use Lee Page`s excellent LightWave3D to Blitz3D convertor maybe? I think it`s in the tool box section. Should do exactly what you want.|
[Edit: Hmmm, I can`t seem to find it in there, maybe someone can point us in the right direction?]
| Lee's great magical Lightwave to B3D program is Right here:|
| Was there a problem with non uv mapped surfaces in Lee's converter? |
| D'oh should have looked there. Thanks for the advice, I'll see how it goes. |
| The other option is to purchase Unwrap3d and use that to convert Lightwave Layout exported DirectX files to B3d format.|
Or just load the X files into blitz directly
| Lee's convertor can't handle "planer", cylinderical" etc mapping that LW has, it needs UVs. Other than that it's great. But UUW3D is easy also. |
| How do these options handle animated figures though. Static models are easy -- I can just save 3DS. |