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IrishPhilBackwards Compatiblity Problems
by on Nov 7, 2005 at 5:37:47 pm

Hi all

Hope somebody can help me. Basically I am newish to 3DS Max. At my university we have version 5 and version 7, depending on which IT lab you are working in. I have been mainly working in the Lab with version 7. The other day when the version 7 lab was busy, i had to work with version 5, but I noticed that it would not load my .max files (something about missing .dll files). Does anybody know what I am doing wrong here. I tried just making a simple sphere and saving it without any filters or plugins applied. no luck.... Is there something that i am supposed to be doing to make my .max file backwards compatible? I hope somebody can help, I'm totally stumped on this one!!


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jimmy postRe: Backwards Compatiblity Problems
by on Nov 8, 2005 at 4:19:31 am

because max doesnt pay attention to what you need and they dont care, my advice? steal the latest version, even though it is worse, maybe it will be fixed someday.

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BigsmartyRe: Backwards Compatiblity Problems
by on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:09:27 pm

You will experience this problem if you try to open a version 7 file in version 5 because there have been additional plugins added to version 7 from version 5. Really backwards compatibility means you can open a version 5 file in version 7, not the other way around. You can export a mesh from an earlier version and then import it into the later version. File-> Export -> select the 3D Studio format .3ds.

Good Luck with Max

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doug shohaRe: Backwards Compatiblity Problems
by on Nov 23, 2005 at 2:53:42 am

Good luck with version 8 i agree steal it, max sucks


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