Stefan Wacker, a Senior 3D Artist has shared another exclusive article with the 80 Level community.
In the last few years Fusion 360 became very popular among 3D artists.
Its capabilities of dealing with complex booleans and edge beveling of difficult forms made it the tool of choice for more and more hard surface artists.
A downside has always been the mesh triangulation if you want to export your CAD model for usage in games.
This is what a common export looks like.
Let’s start in Fusion …
… and create something.
Next, go to the export tab and save your project as a .sat file.
It’s time for a Moment of Inspiration
Like Fusion 360, Moi 3D is one of my favorite 3D programs out there. Now load the .sat file in Moi 3d and again, hop to the export tab.
Save the asset as a .lwo (lightwave) file.
You have got full control over the polycount in the Moi 3D exporter.
In Modo, you can open the .lwo file. Now look at this:
All your bodies from Fusion 360 are available as perfect editable n-gon meshes.
You can unwrap and edit the asset and push it to Substance Painter, Unreal Engine 4, Unity 3D, etc.