I’m a long-time lurker and first-time poster, and I really hope you can help! I’ve spent the last 3-4 weeks making a detailed model in Sketchup, which I’d now like to be able to convert from the exported .dae file into a .3ds file for use in another program. When I go to import > Collada in Blender and hit ‘Import’, Blender freezes. I’ve tried it several times and had the same result each time. I’m using Blender 2.65 with python 3.3.
One thing to note, the .dae file is around 160Mb…I’m not sure if this is really big/average/small as I’ve never had to use this format before. For what it’s worth, I’m using a Dell Precision T3500 with Quad Core Xeon processors, a Nvidia Quadro FX1800 GPU and 12Gb DDR3 memory.
Any help here would be very much appreciated!