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AHOY! Anyone there any idea how can I load and render the DX .X file in OGL?! Thanks

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How about this, DONT, think about it, X files were created for DirectX, i suggest you just convert them to an easier to parse filetype(ASE, MS3D, MD3, Your Own).

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It's relatively simple; just use the DirectX API's X-file parsing utilities, and feed that into OpenGL. Look here for more info.

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Yeah, I had a lot of people tell me to just forget the .X format. But its VERY easy to parse it using the DirectX loading functions.

Here's my code for doing it.

#include "../MeshFormats/MeshLoaders.h"
#include "Main.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#include <list>
using namespace std;

// DirectX Headers
#include <d3d9.h>
#include <d3dx9.h>

#pragma comment(lib, "dxerr9.lib")
#pragma comment(lib, "dxguid.lib")
#pragma comment(lib, "d3dx9d.lib")
#pragma comment(lib, "d3d9.lib")

// initialize DirectX structures
bool initDirectX();

// DirectX structures

// DirectX X File Loader
bool loadX(char *filename, Mesh *model)
// has directX been initialized ?
static bool directXInit = false;
if(!initDirectX()) return false;
directXInit = true;

// load the mesh
LPD3DXBUFFER materialBuffer;
DWORD numMaterials;
// Load the mesh from the specified file
g_pd3dDevice, NULL,
&materialBuffer,NULL, &numMaterials,
&mesh )))
return false;

// get a pointer to the materials
D3DXMATERIAL* d3dxMaterials = (D3DXMATERIAL*)materialBuffer->GetBufferPointer();
if(numMaterials > 0 && d3dxMaterials)
model->m_materials = new Material[numMaterials];
model->m_materialCount = numMaterials;
model->m_materials = 0;
model->m_materialCount = 0;

// path of model
char path[255];
int pos = 0;
for(int i = 0; i < strlen(filename); i++)
if(filename == '\\' || filename == '/') pos = i;
strncpy(path, filename, pos+1);

// load textures
for(int i = 0; i < model->m_materialCount; i++)
char texturePath[255];
strcpy(texturePath, path);
strcat(texturePath, d3dxMaterials->pTextureFilename);
model->m_materials.m_texture = gRenderSystem->createTexture(texturePath, RENDERSYSTEM::MIPMAP);
model->m_materials.m_texture = 0;

// get material color properties
model->m_materials.m_ambientColor[0] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Ambient.r;
model->m_materials.m_ambientColor[1] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Ambient.g;
model->m_materials.m_ambientColor[2] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Ambient.b;
model->m_materials.m_ambientColor[3] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Ambient.a;

model->m_materials.m_diffuseColor[0] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Diffuse.r;
model->m_materials.m_diffuseColor[1] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Diffuse.g;
model->m_materials.m_diffuseColor[2] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Diffuse.b;
model->m_materials.m_diffuseColor[3] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Diffuse.a;

model->m_materials.m_specularColor[0] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Specular.r;
model->m_materials.m_specularColor[1] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Specular.g;
model->m_materials.m_specularColor[2] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Specular.b;
model->m_materials.m_specularColor[3] = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Specular.a;

model->m_materials.m_shininess = d3dxMaterials->MatD3D.Power;


// get mesh data
int vertexCount = 0, faceCount = 0, meshCount = 1;
vertexCount = mesh->GetNumVertices();
faceCount = mesh->GetNumFaces();

// get the number of submeshes and index marks where each submesh begins and ends
DWORD *id;
list<int> submeshMarks;
if(SUCCEEDED(mesh->LockAttributeBuffer(D3DLOCK_READONLY, &id)))
int lastID = *id;
int i;
for(i = 0; i < faceCount; i++)
if(*id != lastID)
lastID = *id;

return false;

// get lock onto vertex and index data
float *vertexBuffer;
WORD *indexBuffer;
mesh->LockVertexBuffer(D3DLOCK_READONLY, (void **)&vertexBuffer);
mesh->LockIndexBuffer(D3DLOCK_READONLY, (void **)&indexBuffer);

// allocate memory for meshes
model->m_meshes = new Group[meshCount];
model->m_meshCount = meshCount;

model->m_bbox[0].x = model->m_bbox[0].y = model->m_bbox[0].z = 99999;
model->m_bbox[1].x = model->m_bbox[1].y = model->m_bbox[1].z = -99999;

for(int i = 0; i < meshCount; i++)
// get # of faces this submesh has
int start = submeshMarks.front();

int end = submeshMarks.front();

faceCount = end - start;

model->m_meshes.m_materialIndex = i;

if(i == 0)
model->m_meshes.m_vertexCount = faceCount * 3;
model->m_meshes.m_vertices = gRenderSystem->createDataBuffer(true, sizeof(float)*3*model->m_meshes.m_vertexCount);
model->m_meshes.m_texCoords = gRenderSystem->createDataBuffer(true, sizeof(float)*2*model->m_meshes.m_vertexCount);
model->m_meshes.m_normals = gRenderSystem->createDataBuffer(true, sizeof(float)*3*model->m_meshes.m_vertexCount);

float *verts = (float *)model->m_meshes.m_vertices->lock();
float *texCoords = (float *)model->m_meshes.m_texCoords->lock();
float *normals = (float *)model->m_meshes.m_normals->lock();

for(int i = 0; i < vertexCount;/*model->m_meshes.m_vertexCount;*/ i++)
verts[i*3 + 0] = vertexBuffer[i*8 + 0];
verts[i*3 + 1] = vertexBuffer[i*8 + 1];
verts[i*3 + 2] = vertexBuffer[i*8 + 2];

texCoords[i*2 + 0] = vertexBuffer[i*8 + 6];
texCoords[i*2 + 1] = vertexBuffer[i*8 + 7];

normals[i*3 + 0] = vertexBuffer[i*8 + 3];
normals[i*3 + 1] = vertexBuffer[i*8 + 4];
normals[i*3 + 2] = vertexBuffer[i*8 + 5];

// calculate bounding box
if(verts[i*3+0] < model->m_bbox[0].x) model->m_bbox[0].x = verts[i*3+0];
if(verts[i*3+1] < model->m_bbox[0].y) model->m_bbox[0].y = verts[i*3+1];
if(verts[i*3+2] < model->m_bbox[0].z) model->m_bbox[0].z = verts[i*3+2];

if(verts[i*3+0] > model->m_bbox[1].x) model->m_bbox[1].x = verts[i*3+0];
if(verts[i*3+1] > model->m_bbox[1].y) model->m_bbox[1].y = verts[i*3+1];
if(verts[i*3+2] > model->m_bbox[1].z) model->m_bbox[1].z = verts[i*3+2];

model->m_meshes.m_vertexCount = 0;
model->m_meshes.m_vertices = 0;
model->m_meshes.m_texCoords = 0;
model->m_meshes.m_normals = 0;

// get the indices
model->m_meshes.m_indiceCount = faceCount * 3;
model->m_meshes.m_indices = gRenderSystem->createDataBuffer(true, sizeof(int)*model->m_meshes.m_indiceCount);

int *indices = (int *)model->m_meshes.m_indices->lock();
for(int j = 0; j < model->m_meshes.m_indiceCount; j++)
indices[j] = indexBuffer[j + start*3];


// calculate bounding box

// release directx data

return true;

bool initDirectX()
// get handle to main form
HANDLE hWnd = MainForm->Handle;

// create directX device
g_pD3D = Direct3DCreate9( D3D_SDK_VERSION );

if( g_pD3D == NULL )
//ShowMessage("g_pD3D == NULL");
return false;

if( FAILED( g_pD3D->GetAdapterDisplayMode( D3DADAPTER_DEFAULT, &d3ddm ) ) )
// TO DO: Respond to failure of GetAdapterDisplayMode
//ShowMessage("Failed GetAdapterDisplayMode");
return false;

if( FAILED( hr = g_pD3D->CheckDeviceFormat( D3DADAPTER_DEFAULT, D3DDEVTYPE_HAL,
//ShowMessage("Failed CheckDeviceFormat");
// POTENTIAL PROBLEM: We need at least a 16-bit z-buffer!
return false;

D3DCAPS9 d3dCaps;
if( FAILED( g_pD3D->GetDeviceCaps( D3DADAPTER_DEFAULT,
D3DDEVTYPE_HAL, &d3dCaps ) ) )
// TO DO: Respond to failure of GetDeviceCaps
//ShowMessage("Failed GetDeviceCaps");
return false;

DWORD dwBehaviorFlags = 0;

if( d3dCaps.VertexProcessingCaps != 0 )

memset(&d3dpp, 0, sizeof(d3dpp));

d3dpp.BackBufferFormat = d3ddm.Format;
d3dpp.Windowed = TRUE;
d3dpp.EnableAutoDepthStencil = TRUE;
d3dpp.AutoDepthStencilFormat = D3DFMT_D16;
d3dpp.PresentationInterval = D3DPRESENT_INTERVAL_IMMEDIATE;

dwBehaviorFlags, &d3dpp, &g_pd3dDevice ) ) )
// TO DO: Respond to failure of CreateDevice
//ShowMessage("Failed CreateDevice");
return false;

return true;

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In my last research project, I went out of my way to use X files with OpenGL. It really is a very nice file format, with a good API.

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Thanks for the help :D
This info will help (y)

DerAnged, I'm developing my own model system based in the Cal3D. But I like to place the .X file in my engine too...

The MS3D is from MilkShape right?! (I think there one sample about it in NeHe) :p

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