ColladaMax NextGen

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COLLADAMax NextGen is a COLLADA exporter plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max.

ColladaMax NextGen 0.8.2

19 December 2008 First release of the next generation 3dsMax plug-ins packaged as Microsoft Installers (*.msi). Available are installers for 32bit and 64bit Windows.

COLLADAMax_0.8.2_x64.msi includes plug-ins for:

  • 3ds Max 9
  • 3ds Max 2008
  • 3ds Max 2009

COLLADAMax_0.8.2_x86.msi includes plug-ins for:

  • 3ds Max 8
  • 3ds Max 9
  • 3ds Max 2008
  • 3ds Max 2009

Both packages will install plug-ins into the localized versions of 3ds Max. Supported languages:

  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese


ColladaMax NextGen 0.8.0.87

12 August 2008

First release of the next generation plug-in offering higher performance data export. In contrast to the existing COLLADA exporters for Max, this new plug-in does not store the COLLADA document into an intermediate data model but writes it directly to file. This leads to a dramatic reduction of memory consumption and to much better performance.


Already implemented features

  • Scene graph
    • Transform nodes
  • Geometry
    • Mesh
      • POSITION, VERTEX, NORMAL, TEXCOORD (multiple also), COLOR
      • POLYLIST or TRIANGLES
  • Extra tags for primitives (box, sphere, ...)
  • Materials / Effects
    • Texture and color materials
    • Materials Phong and Blinn
  • Animation
    • Rotation / Transformation
  • Instances
    • Visual scenes
    • Geometries
    • Materials
    • Effects

See also