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How do I import a 3ds file into opengl ?
I know I have to use a 3ds loader,but I have no
idea about how to do it.
Is .obj file aslo a kind of 3D graphic file?
Could I just use .obj file in opengl with some opengl function?
Anyway,I just wanna know how to construct a 3D
object in opengl.(or download it form net) I know I could use polygons to construct,but I don't think it's an easy way.
Thanks for any help and suggestion!!
10-07-2004, 06:17 AM
I use a 3DS loader that I found on the net. Basically the loader opens the .3ds file, reads the contents, and stores it in memory. Then I call the drawing function included in the loader to render to the screen.
The render function just uses normal gl functions, like glColor3f() and glVertex3f().
I don't think you'll find anything related to loading models included in OpenGL itself.
10-08-2004, 12:57 AM
Dol AI with 3D Bone system
10-12-2004, 02:04 AM
Why you not use Export file form ASE or VRML to controller model.
When I use the 3ds file loader (downloaded from
to import some 3ds file,it shows the following
Failed to open DIB file CARPET2.TGA.
What does that mean? Can anyone help? Thanks!!
10-19-2004, 06:47 AM
shot in the dark: it can't find the file?
10-19-2004, 09:12 AM
hm, it can't load a .tga file, not a .3ds file, are you sure the file you want to load is in 3ds format ?
TGA's format usually used with textures, maybe a problem to load the texture of your 3D object
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