3ds Max .X Exporter and Viewer

I'm glad to announce AXE v2.0.9, a new version of X-File exporter for 3ds Max.  Unit Scale, Key Frames, Patch and CAT animations are now fully supported!
Free version (Not demo) owns almost the same functionality as the Pro version.  If you find it useful,you can purchase AXE Pro to keep this project alive.
I welcome any feedback on the plugin as well as any suggestions or corrections you think should be made.  Feel free to post comments here.

NameVerFile
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2014 x64 Free 64 BitAxe_free_max2014_x64.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2013 x64 Free 64 BitAxe_free_max2013_x64.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2013 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max2013.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2012 x64 Free 64 BitAxe_free_max2012_x64.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2012 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max2012.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2011 x64 Free 64 BitAxe_free_max2011_x64.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2011 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max2011.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2010 x64 Free 64 BitAxe_free_max2010_x64.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2010 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max2010.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2009 x64 Free 64 BitAxe_free_max2009_x64.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2009 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max2009.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2008 x64 Free 64 BitAxe_free_max2008_x64.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 2008 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max2008.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 9 x64 Free 64 BitAxe_free_max9_x64.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 9 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max9.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 8 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max8.zip
DirectX Exporter for 3ds Max 7 Free 32 BitAxe_free_max7.zip
The older version v1.9.5 can be found on Autodesk Plugins
  • Current Version: 2.0.9
  • Last Updated: 03-22-2014

Overview

AXE Free

Installation

Extract the dle file into the plugins directory of 3ds Max.
e.g.:   C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2014\plugins

Usage

  • Setup your scene and then choose Export or Export Selected from the File menu.
  • Click the 'Save as type' dropdown list where you will find Alin DirectX Exporter. Select the output directory and file name, then press OK.  The configuration dialog will appear, which control how the scene data will be converted from 3ds Max to .x file.
  • 3d engine like Irrlicht needs key sequence to take full control of animation speed. You should use Custom value 1 for Timeline, otherwise the animation will be very slow.
  • Click OK when you finish the configuration.

X Viewer

New View options: Right-handed, Alpha and Specular ( Blinn–Phong )
NameFile
DxViewer pro v1.0.5 DxViewer.zip

Samples

NameFile
Alpha and Specular DB9.zip
Normal Map NormalMapPlane.zip
CAT Animation Emma_max2011.zip
Patch Animation tut_tubby.zip
Vertex Color VertexColor.zip
DeclData Test DeclData_Plane1_2011.zip

Cross-Platform Engine Issues

Irrlicht engine can load X files without D3DX but it has a bug on parsing DeclData in X files. One possible solution to the problem is here.

Import Library Issues

DeclData is the most useful template in DirectX File Format Specification defined by Microsoft, however, it may not be supported by importers like Assimp, if that is the case you can disable this option "Vertex Elements in DeclData".