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Blitzkrieg916

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Cannot import .ive files
« on: July 03, 2011, 08:07:46 am »
Hello forum,

So I'm pretty new to using BuildAR, although I did mess around with it a little in the past. I'm not sure how I did it last time, but for some reason I'm unable to import my .ive models??

I use 3DS Max to make the models, and I use the OSGExp plugin to export to an .ive file.

When I try to load it in my scene, nothing happens, and the model is always the default "box.ive". It lets me change to "hitlab.ive", but now my custom models.

I'm using the Free edition of BuildAR. I was able to load another file type (FLT i think) but it was kind of buggy and didn't work very well.

Anybody know what's going on?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: July 03, 2011, 08:12:36 am by Blitzkrieg916 »

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cesarfg

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Re: Cannot import .ive files
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 10:22:59 am »
same problem here, iam also using this plugin for 3ds max i cant load the ive files...

bezadesign

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Re: Cannot import .ive files
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 08:59:06 am »
Hey guys
I had the same problem + i got the solution
Finaly i decided to export using the OSG file format
to do:
After installing the exporter go to
Utilities (panel) -> More -> OSG Export toolbar

In the toolbar the third icon from the left is the "export and save as OSG" (use it :))
don't forget to configure the exporter (attached an image with the configuration that works for me)
Good luck
Beni

gabrielsalas

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Re: Cannot import .ive files
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 04:33:17 pm »
Thanks for the help Beni.  Yes that's a good way to go.  In the next version we would be providing better support for file formats such as FBX and Collada which minimize this issues when importing from assets from Maya, Max, Blender, etc.

Thanks,

- Gabriel

seasonofchange

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Re: Cannot import .ive files
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 11:48:41 pm »
hi to everybody.
I'm trying the buildAR pro demo version before buying it.
I'm having the same problem with the exporter... The old exporter that I had used in 3ds max 9 worked fine with the old version of buildAR, but this new one combined with 3ds max 2010 give me no result...
You say: After installing the exporter go to
Utilities (panel) -> More -> OSG Export toolbar
Could you tell me wehre is this panel? I suppose it is inside max but I can' find it...
Are there any other version of this exporter?
Thanks you so much and excuse me for my bad english...

seasonofchange

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Re: Cannot import .ive files
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 01:02:49 am »
ok, problem solved...
I have to save my model in .osg and NOT in .ive.
.ive doesn't work at all, but .osg works fine...
To save the models in osg I tipe name.osg directly in the file name and it works.
Hope this helps some one...

neko_designer

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Re: Cannot import .ive files
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 09:52:40 pm »
@seasonofchange, you sir, are a genius, changing from .IVE to .OSG solved my texture issues and also the fact that the .IVE never loaded