I can’t run the exporter script in Max 5, I get the following error:

-- Error occurred during fileIn in <File:C:\3dsmax5\scripts\>
>> MAXScript FileIn Exception: -- Syntax error: at ),, expected ]
--  In line: 	id_vec4 = [0,0,0,0]  <<

This is in

fn Write_DAE_Polygons_section_PROTO max_obj All_Scene_Materials file_ptr =

I’m not sure why I don’t get any line numbers in the error message…?


For questions related to the 3DMax import/export, the best is to contact Discreet directly.
Please see the contact information in the 3D max section.

I e-mailed the 3ds Max Contact person but got this in reply:

<>: does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550 5.1.1 <>… User unknown

"" is the contact address posted in the 3DSMax forum.


There was a typo. I fixed it.
Thanks for letting us know.

Did you ever find a fix for this error ? I’m getting the same thing


Nope… I e-mailed but never got an answer and then I forgot about the whole thing… but if anyone can get the script working I’m interested!


I recieved this reply from Jean-Luc Corenthin at Discreet.

Hi all,

Unfortunately, I have been quite busy since Siggraph and did not have
time to come back on COLLADA. We are still planning to work on the
script but did not have the resources to do so.

I will take care of the issues and let you know what will be our plan in
the coming weeks.