Step-by-Step Procedure to Load in a Softimage-3D .hrc Object File
All Softimage-3D model geometry is stored on disk in a file format
that uses the ".hrc" file extension. This same file can also
store hierarchy information, materials and texture references;
however, it cannot store cameras or lights. To load a .hrc file
into this program:
Choose the 'Import 3D Geometry/Softimage' menu item
Using the file selector dialog box, choose a Softimage file that
has a .hrc file extension.
Press the "OK" button on the dialog box.
Step-by-Step Procedure to Load in a Softimage-3D .dsc Scene File
This export converter has a special feature that allows it to
read scene elements from a Softimage-3D database. These section explains
what a Softimage database is and how files can be imported from
Softimage uses a complex project maintenance system called a
"database". A database is basically a directory that contains a
number of other sub-directories specific to the current project.
These sub-directories contain the model .hrc files (the 'models'
directory), bitmap image files in the .pic format (the 'pictures'
directory), information about lights (the 'lights' directory),
information about the current camera (the 'cameras' directory),
contents of the current scene (the 'scenes' directory) and so
To import from a Softimage-3D scene
Choose the 'Import 3D Geometry/Softimage' menu item.
Using the file selector dialog box, choose a Softimage scene file
that has a .dsc file extension. Such files are usually located in
the 'scenes' sub-directory of a Softimage database.
When the Softimage import dialog box appears make sure that the
'Location of Softimage Resource Directory' option is set
properly. See the explanation below about this dialog box option.