I agree that if the person wanting to use it is using Bryce then why bother to go for a 3ds format, but supposing they are not using Bryce
None of the replies so far as I can see explain why I get a Bad IO error when saving it on my brand new Windows7 PC.
It crashes on the 32 bit OS so ot could even be the same bug in another disguise of course…
Daz studio writes fine to it so why not Bryce??? COULD IT BE BECAUSE BRYCE can not write to a 64 bit filesystem??? One wonders if this is the case… Does anyone else run Bryce on a Windows64 bit system?
On other matters - I will mail the person back and ask why they want 3ds specifically… will another format be netter or what package they are using…. and so on…
Thanks for the comment.
I’m using Bryce on Win7 Pro and most others here are also using it on 64 bit OS’s even Pam now, well once she gets it installed. I don’t think it’s that. I myself do get some odd errors importing to Bryce, haven’t tried exporting from it though. I’m inclined to believe that if anything there is some missing .dll file responsible for the problem seeing as how windows 7 already lacks at least one .dll file which causes that side by side error when trying to install bryce 7 pro on a windows 7 machine.
As for the scenario of what if they don’t want it for Bryce. Well there is no way around the fact that you’ll lose the bump, and the texture mapping may be changed so if you convert your model to .3ds it’s not going to look anywhere near as good as it does now and there is now way around that. The person expressing interest probably doesn’t know that and is likely not going to be interested in it once it’s altered. Or they may even expect you to make it right for them in the .3ds format. If you’re ready willing and able to do that then fine but if not your best off just saying it’s for Bryce only and leave it at that. As I said there are plenty of 3d cottages out there likely already in .3DS format or another format that will convert to .3DS with less problems. Here’s some examples:
Point being there are plenty of free options out there already in the desired format or that won’t be affected the same converting to .3ds as your Bryce model would be. So unless there is something extremely unique about your model then I doubt this person really needs it more likely is just collecting models and he wants it in .3DS format because he has no intention of ever using Bryce. So my advice stands that you’d be better off just leaving it as a Bryce only model.