Don't you just hate it when a piece of software does not work as expected?
So I'm all busy doing my graduate work, tryng to get my degree. I've constructed, in AutoCad, a rather detailed model for some interior views of the building. Now, when I'm transferring the model to 3dstudio, I notice that the lights don't translate from acad to max. I already knew that the parameter values of the lights would not be the same, but this is more serious, Max cries "improper file format" and refuses to import them at all.
So I try to go via exporting as a 3ds-file. Now the light do show up, but they are all stacked togeter in one bunch. At this point im getting fairly desperate. I decide to sleep on it and try importing via microstation.
It's today, now. The microstation thing did not help. I tred it because it salvaged a corrupted drawing (a days work)earlier in this project. But no.
One more thing to try. Maybe it is the fact that the lights are part of blocks that is messing things up. I take a single lamp and disconnect the light from that block. This seems to work!
I still have to try it on a larger scale, but for now it seems I don't have to do the rendering in AutoCad -which is slow and awkward- or reposition all the lamps and lights in 3dstudio -which is slow and awkward, as I never got around to learn 3dstudio as well as acad.
Anyways, bye now.