So a short while ago, SP1 came out for Max8 and the Collada exporter stopped working (textures were not exported).
I reported the bug here but got no response.
Shortly afterwards I noticed that the Sparks website had a new version of GameExporter SDK (now renamed to 3DXI) which happened to come with a new version of the collada exporter which fixed the SP1 problem.
By the way, the links on:
really should be updated...
So now Max8 SP2 is released and again, the collada exporter is broken.
This time it just crashes on exporting any model.
After years of writing Max exporters I've come to know and love Discreets ability to break all backwards compatibility with each new release.
However, when I'm relying on 3rd party exporters such as the Collada exporter, then it gets very irritating to find it gets broken every few weeks.
Really, I'm a big fan of Collada and what it can do, but its hard for me to recommend it to any other companies when the exporters are so unreliable.
Is there any news on when the collada/IGame exporter will be fixed to work with Max 8 SP2?