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01-14-2005, 12:51 AM

We are a group of students who have undertaken a project. Part of the domain of this project is to create an interface that can be used to open files on the .3ds format and view them. Pretty much like a gaming-engine.

We wonder if there are any people out there who know of any existing pre-made programs for this. Any source code under this topic would also be appreciated.


01-14-2005, 04:07 AM
As you ask source code under this topic, the page http://www.frustum.org/3d/index.php?demo=33 come in mind. Take a look at example 28 there. ... Mesh of 90000 polygones loaded from 3ds file and ...

01-14-2005, 09:19 AM
For Windows or OS X coding, maybe this (http://p-squared.com/Display3DS.php) will help.

01-15-2005, 05:38 AM
Discreet provides a free software for reading 3ds Files. It does, however, not help you showing the objects.

Look for the 3dsFTK (=File ToolKit) in google or directly at Discreet's homepage

You may also look for the code of a free or open source 3ds Viewer or modelling software (Blender?)