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Lightwave 8.5 fbx support

Discussion in 'External Tools' started by semisphere, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. semisphere

    semisphere

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    Hi,
    I'm a probable new user looking at purchasing Unity. Sadly, I don't own a Mac so I'm looking at having to buy a Mac Mini, Unity and an upgrade copy of Lightwave to upgrade my current 5.6 PC version to 8.5. I'm planning to model on the PC and transfer the files to the mac.
    What I'm wondering is whether anyone has tried the fbx exporters with LW 8.5? I only was able to find versions of the exporter for LW 8.0 8.2 on the Alias site. Also, is anyone concerned that Alias will no longer support fbx plugins for competing platforms now that they purchased the company that used to make the plugin?

    Thanks in advance for any insights.
    Bill
     
  2. lurid

    lurid

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    I am using LW 8.5 which works fine with the 8.2 plugin from Alias's site. I'm not doing any complicated animations, but LW animated NULLs work fine at least ;)

    I'm a bit concerned by the Alias thing, but more in the sense that I might have to wait a bit for an updated plugin when LW 9 comes out than support will be dropped completely.

    Russ