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Away3D 3.6 Cookbook by Michael Ivanov

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Exporting models from 3DsMax/Maya/Blender

You can export the following modeling formats from 3D programs: (Wavefront), Obj, DAE (Collada), 3ds, Ase (ASCII), MD2, Kmz, 3DsMax, and Maya can export natively Obj, DAE, 3ds, and ASCII. One of the favorite 3D formats of Away3D developers is DAE (Collada), although it is not the best in terms of performance because the file is basically an XML which becomes slow to parse when containing a lot of data. The problem is that although 3DsMax and Maya have got a built-in Collada exporter, the models from the output do not work in Away3D. The work around is to use open source Collada exporters such as ColladaMax/ColladaMaya, OpenCollada. The only difference between these two is the software versions support. ...

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