I’m an architect who wants to render ArchiCAD-made houses in Blender. I have the options to export from ArchiCAD through 3DS (obsolete) or Wavefront.
The ArchiCAD Wavfront exporter is quite tricky, since it puts non-ASCII chars into the obj and mtl files, but I can remove them.
After importing into 2.5b (Debian Linux), there is a correct geometry, but all the materials seem to have the same numbers (intensities, etc), obviously the script didn’t import the mtl file (from the same directory).
The mtl file has no non-ASCII chars in its filename/path or in itself.
How to fix it?
Is it possible to import the mtl directly? Should I try to repair the files manually?
(With the Google Sketchup I can make a collada from the 3DS, but it also isn’t improrted to the Belnder, so I cannot render at all )