SHP is the 3D Studio
(DOS) shape file format. You can import these files into 3ds Max Design.
A SHP file contains polygons
created in the 2D Shaper in 3D Studio.
When importing an SHP
file that contains multiple shapes, 3ds Max Design gives you the option
to either merge them all into one object or make multiple incoming
The shape importer looks
at the vectors on incoming splines, and if they're collinear within
a couple of percentage points, it changes the angle to a smoothed
Bezier (otherwise, it's a Bezier corner).
When you import an SHP
file, you first see a
Import dialog. This is identical to the
dialog you see when you import a 3DS file. When you have set the
options and clicked OK in the 3DS Import dialog, you then see a
Shape Import dialog.
- Import Shapes
When on, imports the shape
objects. When off, does not import them. Default=on.
Import Shapes As group
- Single Object
- Multiple Objects
When chosen, imports each
shape in the SHP file as an individual editable spline object.