3D software for viewing .obj models!
November 24, 2010 6:31 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a simple, free 3D viewing software in which I could import an .obj I'd export from 3dsMax and allow me to rotate around it/zoom and the such.
posted by CelebrenIthil to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a 3D project due to the beginning of next month and I'm in a situation where I'll have to make a trip of a few days away from home. I gotta try to keep working on the project anyways.
I'll be staying at my brother's place and he got a computer that's even stronger than mine so my only problem is dealing with the fact I can't bring my usual software along with me.
I'm at the texturing phase, so I do not really need to touch the actual geometry/modeling. All I'd need is for a way to preview my 3D model, rotate and zoom around it, etc., while I work on the textures and make adjustments in an image editing software.
I got my portable, open source image editing software but I'm in need of some sort of Model Viewer or something that could read a .obj since I'm fairly certain I can't install my 3dsMax more than on one computer with the license I got.
I guess in the worst case scenario I could find and install a full-fledged, open-source 3D editor like Blender?
Mainly, what worries me is that I'm in a hurry so I'd really need to get the simplest possible program to make sure I do not run into trouble and lose time, and also I do not want to install too much crap on my brother's computer.
I'd need something that will recognize the texture that is applied to my object upon importation and that won't break the paths to the texture files and cause me to squabble in settings...
Hopefully it'd update the model when I'd save changes in the texture files.
If it can handle a specular map and alphas it would be best but if I can work on my diffuse I guess it's alright.
So, anyone got some handy, light-weight model-viewer program or do I try my hand with Blender?
I feel like I'm over-worrying about this but whatever, I need to be reassured! XD