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Offline DJ_Dhrub

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RealFlow KeyShot Mesh Sequence Import
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:43:01 pm »
Is there anyway I can import RealFlow mesh sequence into KeyShot? I am using RealFlow with Maya and want to render in KeyShot.

Offline Thomas Teger

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Re: RealFlow KeyShot Mesh Sequence Import
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 05:50:45 pm »
You can export to an alembic file from Maya, and then import this file in to KeyShot 7, play it back, and render it out.

Offline DJ_Dhrub

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Re: RealFlow KeyShot Mesh Sequence Import
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 09:37:50 am »
Well I am able to import files from RealFlow as Alembic mesh. But the same doesnt work from Maya. Whenever I try to import the same file from maya as Alembic cache KeyShot shows error.

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Offline Thomas Teger

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Re: RealFlow KeyShot Mesh Sequence Import
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 12:53:17 pm »
This is the exact same geometry? The only difference is going through Maya?

Offline DJ_Dhrub

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Re: RealFlow KeyShot Mesh Sequence Import
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 10:40:33 pm »
Yes it is the exact same Geometry. But fortunately I have found a solution to this problem. It seems that Maya 2014 alembic isn't supported in KeyShot but using Maya 2018 I was able to import alembic from Maya.
One more thing is to mention there is some kind of scaling issue while working with alembic in KeyShot, The Scale is out of sync completely regardless how it was in Maya or RealFlow, manually fixing the scaling doesn't help either because the changes in scaling is random. This is very annoying issue. i think its a bug which needs to be addressed properly otherwise what is the point of alembic support.

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Re: RealFlow KeyShot Mesh Sequence Import
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 12:00:36 am »
Do you have an example alembic file from maya 2014 you can share? And perhaps another showing the scale issue?

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Re: RealFlow KeyShot Mesh Sequence Import
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 02:32:38 am »
Yes I do. I will Attach 4 screenshot later today from RealFlow, Maya 2018, Maya 2014 and from KeyShot itself. Check then.