I have a big scene in blender, with a lots of object, and i want export this to 3DsMax with the collections layers.

When i use FBX, and import in 3DsMax my file, in this last i don't recovery collections layers and it's a mess.

If someone have a idea for keep collections in fbx files, or other export files or maybe script ? Keep hierarchy is important ! Thanks all.

PS : i use blender 2.81 or more and Max 2019

  • $\begingroup$ Try alembic: blender.stackexchange.com/a/24527/31447 $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Apr 27, 2020 at 9:28
  • $\begingroup$ Thx but i use blender 2.81 or more and ASCII has been retired since 2.8, i can't export with this version. $\endgroup$
    – Pomess
    Apr 27, 2020 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ Try Blender 2.82a, alembic and report back... $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Apr 27, 2020 at 10:02

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I'm not sure but. Blender's collections and 3DsMax layers doesn't work the same. If you want to keep your hierarcy when you transfer your models you should create parents, like your collections or you can try this addon. It creates parents from collections.



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