View Full Version : A question about good engines

07-22-2004, 10:27 AM

I'd like to thank everyone who contributes to this board and the people who made all of this possible.

I'm new to 3D Engines, I have a question that you can hopefully answer or point me in the right direction:

I'm currently writing a simple 3D engine and wanted to know the basic functions that are involved. So far I have:

1) Create a triangular polygon
2) Scale Polygon along X
3) Scale Polygon along Y
4) Rotate Polygon along psi, theta and phi

Any suggestions to what I can add?

07-22-2004, 12:40 PM
The last three are really just "arbitrary affine transforms". That is one of the first things you would want to do.

What you are describing, though, is a learning exercize. If you want nice interactive graphics, just use OpenGL (unless I totally misunderstood you).

07-22-2004, 01:01 PM
Hey, thanks for the reply. I am actually writing my own simple graphics library for flash (just to learn the math behind 3D graphics) and was wondering what simple functions I should include in my library. You can see what the result is so far at: