Thursday, May 27, 2010

Converting 3d studio max .3ds files into .fbx format for Xna

You'd think that importing .3ds files into Xna would be a common enough operation that a quick search would come up with a solution. Think again. I wasted a whole morning trying to find a working method. After a bunch of dead-ends, I finally found the Autodesk FBX Converter.

You can download it here.

It purports to convert .3ds, .obj, .dae, and .dxf files to .fbx, but so far I've only tried .3ds.

Note that I had to select FBX 2010 as the destination format, as the default of FBX 2011 didn't work for me.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More Tunescape Press

Here is an update on various reviews of Tunescape from around the web. I've been pleasantly surprised to find that there are quite a few gaming websites out there that cover Xbox Live Indie Games. Now if only more people read them...

Thanks to everyone who took the time to review the game. I really appreciate it!