I found this on Director's support info:
Adobe Director now provides support for importing Collada-based models.
Note: Support is provided from Collada version 1.4.1 and higher.
Sketchup files work fine, and so does w3d of course, but can't seem to get this to work. Any ideas? I'm tring to get a model from Carrara 8 into Director. The old 2001 Adobe .obj to W3D converter results look pretty bad.
I tried the PC and Mac verions of director with a bunch of simple 1.4.1 sample files on the web.
The only natively-read 3d format in director is the .w3d format.
For all other formats you must develop your own read-script.
For XML formats (collada) use the XML xtra.
For ascii formats (.obj,.map,...) use string methods
For brute binary formats (.bsp) use the bytearray class
Then, to display 3d data you need the mesh class ( built by scene fabrique: scene.newMesh() )