Saturday, June 21, 2008

Found a clumsy way to import Lightwave 3D 8.5 models into Daz Studio

I enjoy using Lightwave 3D 8.5 since it works well in a "portable application" setting. However, I have hard time exporting or important anything to and from Lightwave to other format besides ".lwo". I tried making sure that all the plugins are being installed by:
  • Opening Lightwave 3D 8.5
  • Click [Utilities] tab
  • Click button "Edit Plugins"
  • Click [Scan Directory] button
  • Point to the plugin folder
Still, when I check [Import ...] I got nothing.

So then I need to find a way to convert .lwo to .obj . Eventaully I found this solution:
  • Open Shade 8
  • Import .lwo file
  • Export .obj file.
Once in .obj, I can open it in both 3D studio Max or Daz Studio.

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