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What's a good .3ds viewer?
show user profile  Spear Chuck
I forgot a file name from a while back and the client wants to update the thing. What do ya'll use to view scenes from a 3rd party app? Like viewing a large thumbnail 640x480 preview of a scene
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10/16/2014 5:29:36 PM (last edit: 10/25/2014 3:00:01 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I don't think the materials will retain on the object, but you could give mesh lab a try (it's free).

Other softwares for importing, viewing and exporting (to different file types) that I've had good experience with are as follows-

PolyTrans -
(plugin for 3ds, maya and there is a standalone version).. Power house import and exporter (but costs around 600USD).

Dasalt Systems 3DVIA Authoring Tool - Costs 9k

SAP Digital Enterprise Author - Costs 10k

Rhino- Very good in between program for conversion.. Materials don't stick though (not sure about UVs either).

I'd look into Meshlabs (first) and then perhaps an Okino solution (second due to it not being free, but still reasonably priced).

Others may have different recommendations.

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10/16/2014 5:57:57 PM (last edit: 10/16/2014 5:57:57 PM)
show user profile  Spear Chuck
Thanks, free is always cool with me
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10/16/2014 6:27:23 PM (last edit: 10/16/2014 6:27:23 PM)
show user profile  Spear Chuck
I finally d/l MeshLab. It's not what I wanted. I want a simple program like Abobe Bridge or Alchemy's Graphic Workshop to preview 3ds files before opened.
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10/25/2014 7:32:07 PM (last edit: 10/25/2014 7:35:24 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I don't know if you are going to find something like that man. Not for a software specific solution (preview a .max file before opening).

There are .obj viewers out there and I'm sure there are others that support different amounts of files (.fbx .dae).

If you are dealing with .obj files I believe adobe bridge can preview them... But as far as a third party tool to preview native 3d software files, I dunno.

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10/25/2014 7:55:40 PM (last edit: 10/25/2014 7:55:40 PM)
show user profile  Spear Chuck
Okay dokie
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10/25/2014 8:17:29 PM (last edit: 10/25/2014 8:17:29 PM)
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