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purpose of quark??

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atcdevil    145
I'm working on a game. One of the artists is using Blender. Now I have heard a lot about quark, but I still don't fully understand its purpose. Is it different than a modeling package like Blender, or 3DSMax? Or does it serve as a replacement for a modeling package? Are there viable alternatives to Quark (especially open source cross platform ones)? Thanks, Andrew [edited by - atcdevil on March 30, 2004 1:59:58 AM]

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atcdevil    145
Thanks for pointing me to that site. Let me rephrase my question: For the purposes of creating levels/maps in games, how do modeling packages and level editors differ? What features are lacking in modeling packages, that level editors have? (Yes I read the Quark feature list but it sounds to me like those are things that can be found in a modeling package)

[edited by - atcdevil on March 30, 2004 3:56:11 PM]

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Oluseyi    2103
quote:
Original post by atcdevil
For the purposes of creating levels/maps in games, how do modeling packages and level editors differ?
Modelers create generic/arbitrary 3D geometry (or solids, if you have a CSG modeler); level editors create geometry definitions tailored to representation in the game they are designed to complement.

You can create a level/map in any modeler, but you''ll have to export the data to the appropriate format (which may require some significant processing).

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What features are lacking in modeling packages, that level editors have?
Usually the ability to define coded transitions (in portal engines), scripted events and so forth.

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