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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2011, 12:51:33 PM »
Hey Guys,

I have my model in 3ds max and before I even attempt mapping I wanted to try to export it out.  When I go to export I cannot find the file type that is trainz compatible, is there anywhere to get that because 3dsmax isn't even giving it as an option.

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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2011, 02:45:42 PM »
You need the Trainz plugins for 3ds Max installed before you can export.

You can find them here:
http://www.worldoftrainz.com/Pages/Tutorials.htm

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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2011, 03:27:34 PM »
Thanks but it seems there's no updated version.  The site only goes to 3DS 4 and I am running 3DS11.  I guess I'll have to download an older copy of 3DS unless there's another way around it?

Thanks for the link!

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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2011, 03:39:09 PM »
Bookmark this page, you will want to peruse thru this site:

http://online.ts2009.com/mediaWiki/index.php5/TrainzDev_Wiki

Look under "All things Trainz"-"Downloads"

There is your answer :)

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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2011, 06:18:00 PM »
Okay from further reading into that it appears the most recent supported 3DS program is 2008.  So I need to download that and try that out.  Now the problem is Autodesk's site is down for maintenance until Sunday.  Now I get to play the waiting game lol.

Thanks again guys for your help!

Davis

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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2011, 11:50:17 PM »
There is exporters for 3ds max4-9.  So if you have anything newer 3ds 2009 there is now guaranties.

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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2011, 06:43:40 PM »
I just went on the Autodesk Education site to see if I could pick up an older version of 3DSMax but they only have 2010 and 2011 posted for download.  One alternative I have thought of is trying an import into GMAX.  Would this be a feasible solution?  Should I try mapping it before importing?

I also, just shot a Helpdesk ticket over to Auran to inquire about the development of a newer exporter so we'll see what I get out of that.

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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2011, 09:16:40 PM »
In 3ds max, save your work as a .3ds file.

Gmax can import it then.....
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Re: Gmax Q & A
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2011, 02:16:08 AM »
I have started my first GMAX/3ds project and I have a question...

Is the "X" surface, I.E. the "floor" plane considered the top of the rail head, or do you guys add in an offset for the rail?

The reason I ask is that all measurements for railroad cars and engines are referenced from the top of the rail head.....
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