OBJs from FormZ not working

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dr@4dmaze.com
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Hi, I am having issues with bringing in OBJs from FormZ. I usually end up with too many polys and Balancer has been great to deal with. Recently, I have found that none of the files that I create will open in Balancer. I get the error:

obj Importer error: cannot open input file: /Volumes/3TB/3D/•EIProjects/UFO/Models/test-toss.obj
Importing '/Volumes/3TB/3D/•EIProjects/UFO/Models/test-toss.obj': done in 0.01 sec

This error is with a simple sphere. I have tried exporting from FormZ as UNIX and Mac format and other options but can't get anything to work. Any suggestions? Thanks. -Derryl

dr@4dmaze.com
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Here is a link to simple .obj that will not import into Balancer: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31924077/Sphere.zip

JackJack
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Hi Derryl,

Thanks for your message and for the model.

If you use Mac, the problem could be that our Mac version does not support Unicode file names.
I see that you use path with a strange character in the beginning of EIProjects: '3D/•EIProjects'.
Also not that the error is that the file cannot be opened (and not read or processed) by Balancer.
Please open your models from a different location that does not contain any Unicode characters.
We tried your models on Windows, and they were successfully opened and simplified.

Best regards Smile

dr@4dmaze.com
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That was it, thanks for the quick response!