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How to save an OBJ file?

This message was originally posted by simple_impulse on 06/16/2007 14:29:06
Hi, I’m K-3D newbie.
Modeling works fine, K-3D seems to be quite fast and capable.
However, I’m completely confused about saving OBJ file (in 0.6.6.0).
I have created the mesh writer (I think). (Or is it node or plugin or...) I’m obviously doing something wrong as it didn’t create anything to disk (no file).
If I want to save your geometry as and OBJ file, what steps should I follow? Could someone write a short step-by-step?

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How to save an OBJ file?

This message was originally posted by Timothy M. Shead on 06/16/2007 22:34:55
See the wiki:
http://www.k-3d.org/wiki/Import_and_Export
... which will explain the terminology and provide step-by-step instructions.
Cheers,
Tim

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How to save an OBJ file?

This message was originally posted by simple_impulse on 06/18/2007 12:56:36
Sorry, but that was what I first read. I thought I did what it said, but no success. Then I asked the question (the first post).
So, recap; you have modeled a mesh. You need to export it as an .obj. What you do?
Please be patient; if you want larger acceptance for your app, you need to have clear guidance for non-developers. XSI much is better app than trueSpace, but beginners and casual users are much more likely to pick trueSpace. Not for ease of use, but just all those tutes and simple, easy-to-understand guidance. So, if you want people to use K-3D, it should be a bit easier to find out how to use the functionality. There is obviously a lot of it, but it’s a bit hard to use or even find. I was impressed by some of functions, but some usability development is obviously needed.
...sorry for ranting, but I would like to see this app to gain acceptance. It’s quite slick, in Silo-like way and it would provide really nice free alternative.

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This message was originally posted by simple_impulse on 06/18/2007 13:12:11
Oh my god.
I succeeded. But how in the world I was supposed to know where to get writer input to connect?
OK. Rephrase: I succeeded by dumb luck and I’m not quite sure if I connected to final model or to somewhere in edit history. So, whatever I accomplished is quite unclear.
I still think, however, that with very simple tutorial in this would be sorely needed.
OR, if you want even simpler solution; make very simple exporter for only final result. That would suffice nicely for most of us.

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