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Possible to get a ".MDL" to Max with animations?

Hi,
I'm new to modding for Prepar3D and I've never worked with ".X" and ".MDL" before.

I've promised to help with an old project in which we've got a working aircraft in Prepar3D (.MDL) with animations but we need to add additional animations to the same model.

Is there any way to get the ".MDL" back into 3ds Max with animations?

I've tried to import the ".MDL" to ModelConverterX and export it as various file types but none of them work in Max.

I've also got old (~2006) ".X" versions of the aircraft but I can't open them in neither Max or ModelConverterX.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks!

Best,
iko
 

arno

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Hi,

Do you not have access to the original sources of the model? That would typically be required to open them again in a modelling tool like 3DS Max.
 
Hi,

Do you not have access to the original sources of the model? That would typically be required to open them again in a modelling tool like 3DS Max.
Yes and no.
I've got the original Maya files but not the Max files.
 
I decided to recreate all of the animations since I already need to fix the meshes, remodel some parts, unwrap and texture and everything as well.
 
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