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How to convert .OBJ to .CGNS

Working with 3d geometry. I need to convert .OBJ file obtained from maya/3ds max to .CGNS (a really strange format described here). Is there an application that can do this (for windows or ubuntu?)
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Export models and textures on a single file

im working on a 3d model and i want to export the model with the texture files on a single files. I was using OBJ format but this requires the model, the MTL and the PNG files in order to work. The ...
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Using a joystick as an alternative for a 3D mouse

I work in an industry that has me working with 3D models often, in software such as Google Sketchup and Cinema4D. I recently got the opurtunity to work with a 3D Mouse (a SpacePilot pro), and found ...
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Google Sketchup Raster Export Not Working

I have made a model in Google Sketchup, and I would like to export it as a raster JPEG image. However, when I export, the image does not look at all like what is on my screen. There are no materials ...
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How to render a plain image to a scene in Poser?

I'm using Smith Micro's Poser Debut (version 9.0.3.23444). I'd like to add my own image in the "TV" prop (so that the TV appears to be displaying my own image). I (unsuccessfully) tried this by ...
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Can individual components in assembly mode be edited in Autodesk Inventor?

I'm new to Inventor and still trying to learn how to use it. I created a part (a simple extrusion of a 2"x2" square) that I plan to use in the assembly many times with differing lengths for framing ...
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scanning a print to cad

I have a paper print (blue print for you old guys) that are scaled drawings of wing ribs for a home built airplane. I would like to be able to scan them so I could CNC cut the forming blocks. Most of ...
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Can I create a virtual 3d model of a building from 2 dimensional blueprints on PDF?

I would like to create a 3d model of a building starting from the blue prints. I have tried extensively to draw a model of the building manually in sketchup from google, but I either lack the skills ...
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Using Kinect to measure a building

working as a student trainee I was asked to measure a production hall (and all the machines etc in it) with a laser rangefinder and a folding rule and model it in 3D CAD software (Autodesk Inventor). ...
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graphics card for the 3d modeling program solidworks [closed]

I am building a computer for which I will be required to use the 3d modeling program solidworks. Initially the graphics card I was going was this one. ...
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CG Modeling - Rhino - TSplines

What are the downsides of using TSplines with Rhino? Are there any as opposed to using Poly Surfaces and NURBS? Pardon the stupid question, but do they render the same way? Are there any ...
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3D Designing programs such as Google Sketchup, Blender, Wings 3D crash on my 64bit Win 7 PC

Google Sketchup, Blender, Wings 3D, Maya and all such programs, whenever started, crash. Google Sketchup produces a bug splat but doesn't say anything specific about the error, Wings 3D and blender ...
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Convert 3D model to video [closed]

I am looking for a free software that I can run via command line under windows to convert a 3D model (stl, ply or 3ds file) into a video format like avi, mpeg or ogv. The object should rotate in the ...
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How to make a 3d model from mathematical function graphs in each view?

I want to make a 3d model by graphing 2d mathematical functions in each view (top, left, front) to make surfaces. For example, in x-y view 2 curves with y1 = f(x), y2=f(x) and 2 straight lines make a ...
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SketchUp: Weird regions in sketch

I'm using SketchUp 8.0.15158. My sketch has weird regions/lines in it that I can't explain or get rid of. I've redrawn almost the whole thing and the lines persist! See here, highlighted in yellow: ...
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Blender/POV-Ray differences

I am currently following a tutorial for Blender, but came across POV-Ray mentioned as a renderer. After having researched it a bit, i took a look at it's scene description (scripting) language, which ...
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Google Sketchup & 3D printer

Does anyone have experience using Google (now Trimble) Sketchup with a 3D printer. I have seen some blog posts that suggest there are some design steps and file format conversions before the design ...
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3d Software middle mouse and mbp trackpad

So I am trying to learn some 3d modeling and have trouble in the oddest and most inconvenient of places. It looks like all the 3d software out there uses middle mouse click, and middle mouse click and ...
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3ds Max Rendering

Hey I render 36 frames from different angles to PNG files on 3Ds Max 2013 but now I want to hide a model and make it so all the parts its blocking to also become transparent. If you don't understand ...
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How to export Normal Maps from a 3D render program

I am using the Ethanon Engine, wich is a 2.5D engine wich loads the Lightin data from a Normal Map. I am looking for a way to export a normal map from a 3D program(such as Blender). For instance. If ...
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multi-touch for programs that don't support it

I have a touchscreen that I'd like to use with a 3d modeling program. I think that I could be more productive in a 3d environment if I could use touch to navigate in this program but unfortuanatly ...
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Blender 2.59 incorrect blending

I'm having problems with blender transparency. I want to create a simple 2d character with the transparent body and transparent eyes on it. All objects should be textured. Here is the image for my ...
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3D modeling software for a home improvement project?

I would like to add an additional bedroom and a sun-room to my house. I am wondering whether there is any 3D modeling software that is easy to use and would allow me to model a part of my current ...
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Viewing multiple 3D file formats in one program

I want a multi-3d-format-file browser. I'm looking for a program that has the following features: Similar to ACDSee or Irfan View which allows browsing files with 3D geometry or files produced by ...
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Making the architecture library of models in 3ds max

I am learning 3ds max with respect to architecture building design. Its my first week of course. I just wanted to is it possible that i can collect various small models of furnitures , utensils , ...
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How to export 3DS files from Maya?

How can I export a mesh and textures to 3DS format from Maya 2011?
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NVIDIA graphics card “performance driver” what it for is?

I saw a computer for 3D modeling (Autocad, 3DsMax, Sketchup, etc) which has an NVIDIA graphics card on it. The computer had several "NVIDIA Performance Drivers" installed on it, including one ...
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How come transparency in textures appears as white in 3ds Max?

I have downloaded a free tree palm model that came with textures and a preview image. In the preview image the tree looks fine, but when I have deployed the textures to my scene, the leaves look green ...
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3D modeling: any production-quality GPU renderers out there?

Are there stable and production-quality renderers out there, which use the GPU? (I mean pluggable renderes for suits such as 3ds max, Maya, Blender, ...) I am aware that preview functionality often ...
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3D modeling and drawing

I think that a common approach in 3D modeling is to have three different views of the object you want to model, then you start building the main figure, then add details etc. Are there any ...
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Cinema4D for game development tutorials anyone?

I started to learn Cinema 4D. I've noticed it's really easy to use for motion graphics, but I want to use it for modeling for games/realtime 3d engines. Before I used 3dsmax and it was easy to ...
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How can I convert Solidworks .part files into .3ds files?

I have a program that I want to import some 3D geometry into while keeping the texture from solidworks, unfortunately its SolidWorks import function is broken and they wont be fixing it any time soon. ...
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Add a bitmap to the ground of a Google SketchUp model?

Is it possible to add a bitmap to the floor ground of a Google SketchUp model?
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online 3D modelling software (like sketchup) [duplicate]

I'm at school and I need to use a 3D modelling software for my Tech project, however there current one is quite old and has a steep learning curve. As I'm at school I can't download or install or ...
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Are there any affordable, good parametric modeling applications for OS X?

I've been searching with Google and Bing all morning and haven't found anything. I can't afford a $3000 cad system. I just want an affordable, hobby-level, parametric modeler.
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3D Modeling, Vertex Resolution

I'm looking for the following functionality out of a free, or cheap software. I'm very close using google sketchup but I appear to have hit a snag that nobody on their forums can figure out, so I come ...
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Render a 3D image as a 2D vector image

Is there any software that will take a 3d model (in any format) and allow you to render it as a 2D vector image (preferable as either an .SVG or .PDF)? My intention is to render LEGO building ...
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Programs that import 3ds max files

What programs (other than 3ds max itself) can import and render a 3ds max file? I'd prefer a program that is free or open source if it exists.
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3ds max “flatten”/group move vertices

How can I move selection of vertices to a specific point/line. I have a diagonal line of vertices, however I'd like to make them flat ( parallel to the x axis) if I select the group of vertices and ...
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3D Modeling Program That Exports 3DS Animation

I am looking for a list of 3D modeling programs(preferably open source) that supports exports of animations in the 3DS file format. I have tried Blender, but it does not seem to support this ...
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What's a good linux program to make a depth map or 3d plane from a csv file of coordinates?

The title just about says it all...I have a list of evenly-spaced points in a csv file like this: x,y,z 5,3,3.2 5,6,4.3 5,9,5.4 10,3,4 10,6,3.8 10,9,3.6 15,3,4.8 15,6,4 15,9,3.5 And I need a depth ...
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How do I match the camera from Cinema4D into Blender?

I need to match the camera settings in Blender to the ones from a Cinema4D scene. The main settings I need to apply to the Blender camera are: Focal Length, Aperture Width and Field Of View. I'm ...
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Cinema4D XML scene not rendering texture

I exported a basic Cinema4D scene as XML (File > Export > Cinema 4D XML) then opened up the xml in Cinema4D and it loses the reference to the texture applied. If I open up the original .c4d file and ...
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What's a good 3D modelling editor, other than Blender, that can be used within Unity 3D?

Unity 3D is an amazing tool for quickly creating good-looking, fun games. Unfortunately, its not intended to be used for actually designing your characters or complex levels. Blender is the general ...
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How can I perform business/programming/mindmap 'modeling' in 3d?

Are there any possibilities of modeling in a 3d environment? Not in a Maya or 3d studio MAX way (which I do not have any experience with), but in a UML diagram software kind of way..?
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Windows Meshing/UV Mapper program?

What are the best meshing and uv mapper programs out there? Are there good free ones? If not, cheap once? (I prefer, not necessarily)
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Resources for overclocking-friendly hardware

Is there a website that maintains a list of hardware that can be overclocked easily with good performance and reliability? I mostly want this for using with graphics-intensive programs such as AutoCAD ...