Animation Tool - Custom Name?

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Michael Shippy
Lockheed Martin
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Postby Michael Shippy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:14 pm

I'm preparing to export my model from 3DS Max Design 2009 and am following the steps in the SDK Learning Center.



There are several parts to the aircraft model that are animated (most dealing with the landing gear system), and according to the Learning Center I need to do the following:



    • Highlight each part

    • Set a Start and End frame

    • Set a unique name for the animation

    • Press Create



Where in the dialog box do I set a unique animation name? The Groups and Animation List are prefilled, and there are no other places to type in a custom name. I don't want to select a pre-existing name in the Animation List because I don't want to overwrite something that I shouldn't.



Thanks in advance for the help!
Michael Shippy
Prepar3D® Art Support

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Michael Shippy
Lockheed Martin
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Postby Michael Shippy » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:37 am

Great answer, thanks! I got the file exported out of Max with no errors and now have my "_.X" file ready to go. Now if I could just get the XtoMDL.exe converter to work, I'd be well on my way! I'll be tinkering with that more today before I pester the forum with more questions.
Michael Shippy
Prepar3D® Art Support


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