View Full Version : how to import and 3d studio max matrial/map to Autocad's mat
30th May 2004, 07:36 pm
i would like to know how can i import 3d-studio max matrials/maps to autocad's currnent matrial library window (where always saws render)
i would like to select max matrial/map which files of 3d-studio max i hve to tranfer to Autocad>support directory
Is any one know pls help me i will grateful to you
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31st May 2004, 08:36 pm
Well I guess since acad materials are just *.bmp files then just save them and start a new material using the bmp ???????
1st Jun 2004, 03:54 pm
To put a little more flesh on the bones - unfortunately, AutoCAD and MAX materials are not compatible and cannot be translated, one to the other (unless there's a bolt-on out there?). This is a major source of frustration. Mr T is right - if your materials are based on bitmaps, you can create equivalents in both apps but it is a real pain and the difference in the two apps means that it is difficult to get both materials looking exactly the same. Most people who work between AutoCAD and MAX may model in AutoCAD but render and animate in MAX.
We are all waiting for the day when the MAX/VIZ render/materials engine is ported to AutoCAD - what a joy that would be and probably worth the upgrade price :wink:
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