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podperson(Posted 2004) [#1]
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?

QuickSilva(Posted 2004) [#2]
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?]

Dustin(Posted 2004) [#3]
Lee's great magical Lightwave to B3D program is Right here:

skidracer(Posted 2004) [#4]
Was there a problem with non uv mapped surfaces in Lee's converter?

podperson(Posted 2004) [#5]
D'oh should have looked there. Thanks for the advice, I'll see how it goes.

MadJack(Posted 2004) [#6]
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

Mustang(Posted 2004) [#7]
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.

podperson(Posted 2004) [#8]
How do these options handle animated figures though. Static models are easy -- I can just save 3DS.