AWD2 finalization: How I just broke your build

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Fathah Noor, Newbie
Posted: 16 May 2012 06:55 AM   Total Posts: 11   [ # 16 ]

I get this error when exporting
(using 3dsMax 2012 32 bit)



Richard Olsson, Administrator
Posted: 16 May 2012 07:35 AM   Total Posts: 1192   [ # 17 ]

Please file a bug report instead. Use the issue tracker at For c.rash issues (like the one you’re seeing) please attach the minidump file found in <your home folder>/AppData/Local/Temp/3dsmax_minidump.dump. You will need to show hidden files in the explorer to be able to see the AppData folder.




Fathah Noor, Newbie
Posted: 16 May 2012 08:11 AM   Total Posts: 11   [ # 18 ]

Thank you for the information, I have submitted about it there.



Skyrick, Jr. Member
Posted: 16 May 2012 07:56 PM   Total Posts: 34   [ # 19 ]

Works great !
New 3dsmax exporter with a Away4Lib update with a ActionScript Mobile Project on flash builder work fine !



carl.looper, Newbie
Posted: 18 May 2012 10:38 AM   Total Posts: 8   [ # 20 ]

I’d like to write a partial AWD2 exporter for Lightwave. Is there any documentation available for the AWD2 format I could consult?



Skyrick, Jr. Member
Posted: 18 May 2012 11:06 AM   Total Posts: 34   [ # 21 ]

@carl : maybe here

@richard : Do you have a road map for the next features of the exporter ?
Specially for the normal map capability in Embed Textures ?



carl.looper, Newbie
Posted: 18 May 2012 12:18 PM   Total Posts: 8   [ # 22 ]
Skyrick - 18 May 2012 11:06 AM

@carl : maybe here

Thanks Skyrick. I’ve downloaded that now. So while the format is now locked down the spec can still continue to evolve in a forwards/backwards compatible way. In other words if I write to that spec correctly my exports should still continue to work in relation to new AWD2 parsers.




carl.looper, Newbie
Posted: 18 May 2012 09:04 PM   Total Posts: 8   [ # 23 ]
Skyrick - 18 May 2012 11:06 AM

@carl : maybe here

Does this AWD2 spec represent the announced locked down version of the format? This spec is labelled WIP in big red letters.







carl.looper, Newbie
Posted: 19 May 2012 10:40 PM   Total Posts: 8   [ # 24 ]

AWD spec

In case anyone else is interested, I found that browsing the repository yielded the following message on the spec page:

This file is not plain text (only UTF-8 and Latin-1 text encodings are currently supported).

However, in the bottom right corner of the page I found the following, which provides a link to the spec file. Use “Save Link As” or similar. You’ll need Open Office or other odt viewer to read the file.

File info
Size: 110044 bytes
View raw file




Wintermute, Newbie
Posted: 21 May 2012 12:45 PM   Total Posts: 3   [ # 25 ]

Infos :

if you manage to make the export once, and then it crash the next time :

- shut down max
- remove the dle from the plugin directory
- restart max
- shut down again
- put the DLE back in the plug directory
- restart max.

It work for me with the first version of the plugin, the last one dont crash here.



Skyrick, Jr. Member
Posted: 06 June 2012 10:59 AM   Total Posts: 34   [ # 26 ]

@richard : do you have an idea about the “normal map” embed export capability ?, Newbie
Posted: 06 June 2012 05:57 PM   Total Posts: 30   [ # 27 ]

Any news on the Maya exporter side?
We’re looking forward to make use of it. :D, Newbie
Posted: 24 July 2012 03:35 PM   Total Posts: 30   [ # 28 ]

I was just trying out the Maya Exporter on my Mac Book Pro using a Maya2012 free trial.

The exporter seemed to install fine, I added the plugin successfully as outlined in the readme.

However, every time I export I get the following error message:

Using pure python for writing. Build PyAWD with—use-libawd=true
to build using libawd for optimized writing performance.
// Error: line 0: AttributeError: file /Users/Shared/Autodesk/maya/plug-ins/pyawd/ line 13: ‘AWD’ object has no attribute ‘mesh_data_blocks’ //
// Result: /work/AnimationTest04.awd //

The resulting file contains nothing.
Any ideas what that could be?



BossP, Newbie
Posted: 25 July 2012 08:31 PM   Total Posts: 4   [ # 29 ]

Same issue as, using the latest Maya exporter 1.0.0 (OS X) with Maya 2013 i get the following error:

// Error: line 0: AttributeError: file /Users/Shared/Autodesk/maya/plug-ins/pyawd/ line 13: ‘AWD’ object has no attribute ‘mesh_data_blocks’ //

Awd file is empty.

Please advise.




sirpedroec, Newbie
Posted: 17 November 2012 10:58 AM   Total Posts: 26   [ # 30 ]


I noticed most of these posts are from May. Has the Maya 2012 AWD2 Exporter been cancelled?




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