I have an obj file which looks like this:
Code :
mtllib file1.mtl
 
#
# object f_00
#
 
v   x  y  z
...
vn x  y  z
...
vt  x  y
...
 
g g_00
usemtl mat1
 
s 1
f 1/1/1 2/2/2 3/3/3 
...
s 2
f 96/51/96 97/52/97 98/53/98 99/54/99 
...
s 1
f 104/55/104 105/56/105 106/57/106 107/58/107 
...

I know how to read a data when "f " record contains more than 3 group of indices. For processing a data I use following algorithm:

* If that set of indices has not been seen before:
** Add the vertex attributes referenced by that index to the attribute arrays.
** Add the index of the new vertex to the index buffer.
** Store the fact that this particular set of indices has been seen before, and which index you used in the index buffer with it.
* If that set of indices has been seen before:
** Retrieve the index for the index buffer that was stored for this set of indices.
** Add that index to the index buffer.
** Do not add any vertex attributes to the attribute arrays

The above obj file contains vn records and the algorithm process them properly so how should I interpret smoothing groups ? Are they necessary in that case ?