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Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

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07-03-2013 05:09 PM

Hi,

 

I have a student version of Maya 2014.

I'm trying to import 3DS files but all I see in the outliner is a transform file. 3ds plugin is loaded.

I've a Mac with Mountain Lion on.

I hope somebody has an idea.

 

Cheers 

Ayhan

 

 

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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

07-04-2013 11:20 AM in reply to: ayhan35

3ds is no longer part of Bonus Tools in 2014 but you can install the mac version or Windows from the Bonus Tools page.

good luck.

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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

07-05-2013 03:19 AM in reply to: damaggio

Hi,

I have the 3ds plugin (downloaded from http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stevenr/bonustools , placed in Bonus Tools plugin folder). Still nothing.

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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

07-05-2013 05:33 AM in reply to: ayhan35
use obj file for import
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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

07-09-2013 10:43 AM in reply to: ayhan35

Anyone get this to work yet?

 

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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

07-09-2013 02:49 PM in reply to: ayhan35

I'm not alone:smileyhappy:

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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

07-11-2013 12:19 PM in reply to: jpitts15
hello....
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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

07-13-2013 04:27 PM in reply to: ayhan35

in this autodesk blog

 

http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stevenr

 

you get the bonus tools.

and if you read theres a  3dsImport Plugin  there.they drop it because fbx export is good.

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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

07-14-2013 11:28 PM in reply to: ayhan35

Am I going to have to downgrade to Autodesk Maya 2013? This is so much crap. All we want is to import a .3ds file (without having to export to FBX) and nothing seems to be working so far. No one has any solutions its so frustrating. Im also on a Mac OS and I copied the file into every location of the BonusTools folders and still nothing is working (ofcourse that wouldnt solve it, but I thought I made a mistake in the directory). My suggestion to all people with this problem... Go ahead and downgrade to earlier Maya untill somone has a real fix for this.

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Re: Can't import 3ds files into Maya 2014

02-06-2014 01:19 AM in reply to: Kazuki90
do you have a solution in the meantime for your 3DS import problem? i have the same trouble and no solution until now. best regards, mat