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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

displaying complicated 3d objects in QT

A promising way to display 3d models in QT may be to load in 3DStudio .3ds files.

An open source library and example for doing this:
libQGLViewer contribution examples

Google sketchup supports .3ds files, and 3DStuio max seems to have quite a market share.

VRML is another likely suspect.

This site has great models for $50 each in a myriad of formats:

The more Mac centric Quesa 3D library, has some cool sounding models

However, its models are in .3dmf format. 3dmf models aren't real Windows or OpenGL friendly. This is a promising, Mac only, 3dmf to 3ds converter:



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