View Full Version : Reading dotXSI files into OpenGL?

08-01-2003, 11:44 AM
Any tutorials on loading dotXSI files into OepnGL (with texture and animation data)?
Thank you,

08-01-2003, 12:03 PM


08-01-2003, 12:13 PM
Thank you for the links. They will come in very useful. But there's still no specific totorial to read a mesh/character with animation created in XSI into OpenGl... :-( This would be very handy. I'm still a total newbie to OpenGl and learning to parse dotXSI file and make anything out of it, including the animation still seems like an impossible task...

08-01-2003, 09:00 PM
... in time, and with experience, you will realise that loading a data file _in_ opengl doesn't make sense.

08-01-2003, 11:18 PM
Ok, what I meant is how can I put dotXSI format, including skinning and animation data, into a data that Opengl will understand and display :-)

08-02-2003, 12:47 AM
WEll, that is a very high level question, and consequently
1) won't have an easy answer (meaning it'll take a long time to describe the issues to consider)
2) is very dependent on what you want to do with the data once you have it, and
3) is really just a matter of "read the opengl specification to see how you describe geometry and read the XSI specifcation to see how geometry is stored"

if you had a more ~specific~ question, then I'm sure you'd get more help. as it is, you may as well haev asked "how do i write a o/s", or something.

08-02-2003, 08:56 AM
ok, thanks John :-)