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Spore - offers COLLADA export of models - 113 million models to choose from

Spore, the multi-genre massively single-player metaverse god game developed by Maxis and available as a download from Electronic Arts has released a new patch. This patch allows people who agree to a EULA the ability to download creatures and vehicles in the COLLADA format for use in Maya and other applications that support the COLLADA format. With almost 113 million different creatures and vehicles available, this makes for possibly the largest model repository available. There is a short preview of Spore available on YouTube.
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OpenCOLLADA updates for 3ds Max and Maya

OpenCOLLADA was recently updated for both 3ds Max and Maya. OpenCOLLADA is a project dedicated to join efforts using COLLADA within various DCC tools like 3ds Max, Maya, Blender and a fast SDK for reading and writing COLLADA files.
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Vanda Engine 1.0.0 Beta is now available for download

The Vanda Engine allows you to import COLLADA scenes made in 3ds Max and Maya. The Vanda Engine also allows you to import the PhysX static and dynamic rigid bodies made in 3ds Max and Maya. Designers can export whole scenes including animations, cameras, textures, meshes, etc and import it to Vanda to enjoy their interactive scene.
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