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08-21-2003, 04:18 PM
What is a good fileformat i can use in OpenGL, specially one that will contain the animation that i did with 3ds max.

Best would one that someone else had already written for me http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/tongue.gif
Im not advanced yet to write myself a laoder http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/tongue.gif

08-21-2003, 09:29 PM
>specially one that will contain the
>animation that i did with 3ds max

...use a 3ds file loader...

08-22-2003, 07:33 PM
wow i didnt know 3ds contained animation data from 3ds max scene :eek:

I will look into that, anyone know where i can find a 3dsloader with the animation functions in it. I have a 3ds loader but it doesnt contain any functions to do the animations http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/frown.gif

08-23-2003, 06:19 AM
You can get it from www.gametutorials.com (http://www.gametutorials.com) but only on CD.

08-23-2003, 03:48 PM
I have dowbloaded a "3DS Model Import Code" from them, but its for D3D

Damn i see the verions i need but like you said its on cd http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/frown.gif

08-23-2003, 04:37 PM
I did a search here on the forums and i found TONS of topics about. After 30mins of digging i found a link (http://sourceforge.net/projects/lib3ds) this lib reads all data within the 3ds fileformat. Just what i was looking for http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/biggrin.gif

08-26-2003, 01:35 PM
3DS File Format sucks for Animation Data. Try to write your own Plugin or if you don't have the Time to do that, simply use this one : http://www.codercorner.com/Flexporter.htm

Hope it helps. You can write your custom fileformat with this plugin and it should export all data you need.


08-26-2003, 10:22 PM
Hey sounds great... my own fileformat http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/tongue.gif
Just what i need i dont want my models to wonder through the internet.