and i m asking this, since max 2012 is no longer available and any other..attempt to find it was not successful or safe. On the other hand, Focus has created this new Artist Suite that works with fbx files as well... I ve already tried a small experiment (although I m not experienced at all with modding). I exported a 3d file from sketchup as a dae. and then with a simple application converted it to fbx. But, although it was recognized by Artist Suite, it couldn t open it.I think the message was something about graphic... Do u have any ideas about this problem or generally about new ways for modding? Thank u!