File link Rhino file into 3d Studio Max

My workflow until today has been either Revit or Sketchup file linked into 3d Studio, updating is a dream and necessary when dealing with constant changes. Now the office is beginning to use Rhino and I’m finding that every file format I save out of it has some problem when trying to file link. I’ve tried .fxb, .obj, .dwg and even .skp with no luck. I’ve been using Miauu’s Manage Links for all my Sketchup file linking, when I import a Rhino exported Sketchup file the model comes in fine but when I go to update the model all of the materials are stripped off of it. This happens with the native Max file linking also for .fbx and .dwg files and so I’m left wondering if this is even possible. I’ve looked around the web and can’t find any examples of this being done successfully and I don’t even know if it’s a Max or Rhino problem. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how this might be done?

Hm. Sounds like someone needs to wrangle RhinoInside into Max.


That would be great for the future but I kind of need a solution today.