Firstly, Happy New Year all
So, now that the DirectX SDK is now part of the Windows SDK and the Windows SDK doesn't include the Effects Framework, is there any support at all for loading models\meshes when using the latest version?
It seems strange that Visual studio 2012 can now load and display model files directly in the IDE, yet DirectX itself doesn't seem to offer any support for using the files.
I know that you can still get the Effects Framework to work with the latest version of the SDK, but I'd rather not use a deprecated library (Plus I wasn't really a fan of the Effects Framework anyway, but that's irrelevant). So, do I just have to dig out the file specifications for the model formats I want to support and right my own code to load them, or are there existing libraries out there that I could use?
Thanks in advance