3DS Import Bugs

Anybody else like to mess around with models from archive3d.net? If so, you’ve probably noticed that some 3DS files don”t seem to import properly — pieces end up in the wrong places.

There is a long-standing bug report about this sort of thing: https://developer.blender.org/T50620 to which I recently added a patch that improved matters a lot for me.

Frankly, I don’t know if any of the Blender developers are still watching that report. But if you care, feel free to give my patch a try.

Yeah, must admit, I end up running some 3DS files through a file converter for import. That said, I’ve also found at times, resetting transforms can fix certain files.

If you want to do batch imports en masse, you might be interested in my import_to_blender batch-import script.