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Maya objects into Alice
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Default Maya objects into Alice - 02-28-2006, 07:08 AM

In principle, if you can export an object from Maya in ASE format, then you can import that ASE file into Alice.

Three quick caveats:

This is not heavily tested, so I would not be surprised if it failed on many models.

The animations - if there are any - will not get imported into Alice; just the geometric description of the object.

The biggest problem is that many objects are modelled without hierarchy - so that you might find a nice ogre on the web in maya format, but that ogre's arms are not separate sub-parts, so in Alice, you end up with a statue where you can only move the ogre as a single unit.

So, you may get some of what you want, but not all of it - best of luck!

Randy Pausch
Director of the Alice Project
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