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Old 12-22-2003, 10:50 PM
tobin tobin is offline
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You're actually best off using a format called OSG, and you can obtain a free Max exporter for the OSG format by following this url:

(actually, that url is a tutorial on using the exporter but from there you can find the download). Go through the tutorial and you'll see how lots of Max's material properties can be exported and used directly within Vizard.

Also, for real fancy lighting effects, you should take advantage of "texture baking" which Max supports very nicely. Here's a very good tutorial I've found describing how to do this in Max:

(the basic idea with texture baking is you render lights, shadows, etc, and have Max create surface texture maps that include all these fancy rendered properties. Then, you export your model with all the effects added to your textures. When done right it's not a lot of extra work but the results are great.)

Finally, this link shows a Vizard tutorial world that utilizes texture baking:

This will be made available in the upcoming 2.15 release.
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