Newbie Importing 3D Model

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Newbie Importing 3D Model

Post by Microchip »

Hello, I'm about to try a project in Cool 3D for the first time.

I'm making a video and want to incorporate a 3D model of a sailing ship of 1896. I located a website where I can buy the model and download it. Here is where I need assistance in going about it correctly.

1. The model is in 'max' format, so I wrote and explained that Cool 3D would import .X and .3Ds, to which they replied that they will convert it to .3Ds for me.

2. The ship is being sold WITHOUT the sails, the sails being sold separately as an accessory. For the purpose of my video, I must have the sails rigged onto the vessel and open, because the point is that this ship sank as it was passing through a channel and as there was no wind at all the sails could not propel it on its way, and it went up on the rocks.

Would this model be of use to me the way it is being sold? It's a beautiful 3d model and costs US$200.00 plus the sails and other accessories are $65.00.

Can I put the sails on in Cool 3D? Or does this require another program (I saw Right Hemisphere mentioned in a post here)?

Some guidance would be appreciated.

'Chip
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Post by rwernyei »

COOL3D PS does not support MAX files. You will need to convert the MAX file to 3DS so COOL3D PS will import it. Right Hemisphere's Deep Exploration will allow you to do this.
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Post by Ron P. »

Ron,

I think that the seller agreed to convert the MAX file to 3ds for Chip. His questions is since the sails are being sold seperately, will he be able to put the sails together with the ship in Cool 3DPS.

I think that is possible. You would import the ship and sails. Then align them properly. Once that is done, group them together. It would be the same as creating 2 or more objects, then grouping some of them together, so the movement can be applied to the group.

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Post by rwernyei »

Ron, its Rob but that's OK. Yes, I agree the sails can be grouped with the ship model in COOL3D PS. From experience, when importing 3DS models into COOL3D PS, one cannot manipulate the pieces. Using a program like Deep Exploration allows you to unpackage the model so you can save and import desired parts separately for any additional manipulation within COOL3D. I would suggest going this route with any complex 3D model.
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Post by Microchip »

Thanks very much for the replies.

This is the ship that I'm interested in:

http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/I ... 889/blFP/1

In this link it is displayed with the sails. However the sails are sold separately. Here is how the ship will look when I download it:

http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/I ... 891/blFP/1

It sounds like there will be complications. If it could be easily grouped in Cool 3D, that will be good, however I don't have any experience with 3D programs and this project in Cool 3D will be my first.

(By the way, Vidoman, I'm a "her", not a "he".) :D
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Did you by chance see the modeled sailing ship by Jason Hubbard? Very impressive and looks close to what you're after. I would try contacting him via email and see if you could purchase his model. It was created in COOL3D, so you know its going to be compatible.
http://cool3design.hadgama.co.il/cool3d ... ason.phtml
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Microchip wrote:
(By the way, Vidoman, I'm a "her", not a "he".) :D
rwernyei wrote:Ron, its Rob but that's OK.
:oops:

My apologies to both, I was batting 100 on this one...:oops:

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That's a nice ship. I will contact him for sure. Thanks. I'll be back here to let you all know how it turned out. :)
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Post by sjj1805 »

Rob

Not just a nice ship, He has a fantastic website to go with it including several Tutorials about using Ulead Cool3D.
I shall include him into our list of third party tutorial links.
http://cool3design.hadgama.co.il/cool3d ... ndex.phtml
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Post by Jason Hubbard »

Helen
I'm sorry that the first attempt at emailing the model failed.

I'll try again, and if it fails again, I'll burn the files onto a CD.

thanks
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Post by Microchip »

Note to Jason:

I used your ship in my video, tried to send an email to let you know this, but I do not think it went through. Thanks again for such a beautfully made 3D ship!

:D
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Post by dnavarrojr »

rwernyei wrote:Did you by chance see the modeled sailing ship by Jason Hubbard? Very impressive and looks close to what you're after. I would try contacting him via email and see if you could purchase his model. It was created in COOL3D, so you know its going to be compatible.
http://cool3design.hadgama.co.il/cool3d ... ason.phtml
Is Jason gone? That site has been down for over a week.