By mark_melvin
#296802
Hi Guys,

It has been awhile since I have been into rendering - just getting back to it. There have been a few versions of Maxwell and the SW plugin since I was last doing this. Unfortunately I only have SW2007 SP2.2 and no subscription left with which to upgrade (I'll be dealing with that, but it is going to take some time - especially in this economy...). In the meantime, I have to get something rendered and I can't use the plugin as it requires SP3.1 at least. What is the best way for me to proceed? Is there a file format that is better than others when exporting from SW and opening directly in Studio?

Thanks in advace,
Mark.
By JDHill
#296805
Hi Mark,

You'd probably want to use STL in ASCII and export using meters. For better meshes, you might think about picking up Moi ( http://moi3d.com/ ), which is really cheap, has a better mesher than SW, and can read & write a few different useful formats. There was some discussion about it in this thread: http://www.maxwellrender.com/forum/view ... hp?t=31122

Cheers...
By mark_melvin
#296815
Thanks, JD. It took a couple tries (my STL model export was over 1GB! :shock: ), but it looks like it is pretty complete and usable in Studio so far. I'm just trying to prune out the cruft and non-visible geometry.

I don't know if it is new or if it has always been there and I just never saw it before, but "Isolate Selection" is a God-send...

M.
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