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Posted: 11 July 2012 07:24 PM   [ Ignore ]
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3ds files will not open. every time i try to open it the program freezes and closes

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Posted: 11 July 2012 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Well you are using one of the beta versions, so perhaps that had not been activated.  Either try ver 2.1 if you have it or, download the latest version.  But before you do that wait until somebody else can confirm one way or the other that either or both 2.1/2.5.1.79 can handle .3ds files.

Unfortunately I do not have any of those files to hand to test,  I’ll have a quick look then boot up and try all the versions that I have installed on my PC.

Incidentally is this a recent phenomena or has always done this ?  Oh!  PC or Mac ??  smile 

EDIT ~  On second thoughts I don’t think that was a beta version;  I’ve just checked I only have 2.0   2.1 and 2.5.1.79 on the PC here just got to find a suitable file to check.

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Posted: 11 July 2012 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I lied I only have the patched 2.1 ver and the latest 2.5.1.79.  I did a quick file search and low and behold I found a simple box but it was a .3ds file.  I tried all versions and copies of Hexagon that I have on the PC and on each one the .3ds file opened without any problems.

So, I would suggest as the first step that you reset your preference file back to it’s default settings after you’ve copied any custom settings so that you can reinstate them if all ok.  Restart your computer and try again perhaps with a different .3ds file; just in case the one you are trying is corrupted. 

If that doesn’t help let us know. cheese

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Posted: 12 July 2012 12:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have plenty complex 3ds files and Hex 2.5.1.79 both opens and imports them, no problem

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Posted: 12 July 2012 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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are you importing or opening them?
some programs like Carrara which I use, not so fussy but Hexagon along with quite a few others MUST use import for anything other than it’s native file type.

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Posted: 12 July 2012 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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wendy♥catz - 12 July 2012 10:49 AM

are you importing or opening them?...Hexagon…MUST use import for anything other than it’s native file type.

 
Not so.  Hex can open anything it can import, but the “open” menu includes a few extra formats.
 
The difference between “open” and “import” is that when you OPEN a file, you are creating a new workspace with ONLY that file. When you IMPORT a file, you ADD that model to your workspace.

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Posted: 12 July 2012 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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sorry, my mistake, I do not use Hexagon much, usually only via the Daz studio bridge to add morphs.
a lot of programs DO have that restriction though, yeah Carrara too opens a new scene, likewise dropping files in, unlike studio which does not support 3ds anyway

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Posted: 12 July 2012 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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How many files have you tried and are they from the same source? I have found many 3DS files that will crash various programs on import/open, not just Hexagon. Perhaps if you got a simple 3ds file that others here have opened sucessfully you can test if it might be the file(s) itself.

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Posted: 12 July 2012 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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i been trying 3ds files from a video game i play alot I tried all the files in the game even the mist simplest 3ds file model. and @Red square didn’t work

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Posted: 13 July 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Well, try this….  Oh flaming hell can’t up load a .3ds file.  Soreeey.  mad

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Posted: 13 July 2012 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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RedSquare - 13 July 2012 12:42 PM

Well, try this….  Oh flaming hell can’t up load a .3ds file.  Soreeey.  mad

 
Irritating, isn’t it?
 
For awhile after the revamp I was thrilled to see that we could upload HXN files.
 
But DAZ quickly “fixed” that…  mad
 

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Posted: 13 July 2012 03:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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who knows what viral nasties could be hidden in those Hexagon files tongue rolleye
afterall on Bones, a set of bones had a virus embeded in them uploaded to the Smithsonium by the scanner!!
was on telly
so must be true!!! tongue wink

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Posted: 13 July 2012 03:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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wendy♥catz - 13 July 2012 03:23 PM

who knows what viral nasties could be hidden in those Hexagon files tongue rolleye
afterall on Bones, a set of bones had a virus embeded in them uploaded to the Smithsonium by the scanner!!
was on telly so must be true!!! tongue wink

 
OMG!!! I hadn’t heard that!! Now that I’ve read it on the internet, I’ll have to rush out and inform everyone!! 
 
We MUST push the gummint to place anyone with bones on the terrorist watch list!! grin 

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Posted: 13 July 2012 11:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Don’t panic, Wendy is fixated on boning:-)

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Posted: 14 July 2012 05:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Posted: 14 July 2012 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I meant this
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2076424/synopsis
I heard someone actually put a Daz/Poser runtime deleting virus in some content on Renderosity as a result of disgruntlement, dunno if it was really true!
would not blow up your computer though!

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