Microsoft DirectX 9.0

Producing 3DS Files from Lightwave Objects

There are several issues with .3ds files exported by the Trans3d plug-in for Lightwave. These are best handled using the following Conv3ds.exe command.

conv3ds -r -N -f -h -T|m trans3dfile.3ds

All the .3ds objects produced by Trans3d and the Lightwave object editor need their winding order reversed. Otherwise, they appear inside-out when displayed. They contain no surface normal vector information.

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