Vue is a 3D scene generator which creates not only terrain, but also sky box/dome, props, even plants. All these models can be easily converted as iClone content with 3DXchange. 3ds format is recommended for exporting Vue scenes. See the Application Export Data Compatibility Table for detailed supported attributes information.
Part I. Export Entire Scene
Have your Vue Scene ready, include terrain, atmosphere, objects and plants. Adjust the terrain dimension. The best size for iClone scene is about X= 500m Y= 500M.
Select "File>Export Entire Scene." to bring up the Export Options dialog box.
Select "3D Studio scene export (*.3ds) for File format.
Browse to the destination folder and assign file name.
Turn on "Generate color/bump/alpha maps" if there are texture images assigned to the exported objects.
Select Jpeg or BMP format for map images.
Set Mesh resolution, don't set too high the value or it will consume too much system resource and slowdown the performance while editing in iClone.
Polygon values around 5000 are recommended.
Set Texture map resolution, values around 1000x1000 to 2000x2000 are recommended.
Check "Export sky" to export the sky box/dome
Assign the path and file name, choose Jpeg or BMP format.
Choose Supporting geometry, Octasphere is recommended.
Click "OK" to export the entire scene. The exporting may take minutes.
The 3ds file and all the texture maps will be exported to the destination folder.
*Note: some objects may not be exportable, because the creator
of the object does not want you to export them. You may continue
the exporting , but the locked models will be excluded in the