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Harryu

Program to make meshes

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I don't know whether to post this in the DirectX forum or the Game Programming Forum, but I chose this one. Anyway, I am fairly new to using DirectX to make 3D things, and so obviously I need some kind of program to make my meshes(.x). I have tried Milkshape, but it has some problems with .x, so does anybody have any suggestions about a nice, free editor that can save and load .x files. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I am not sure you will find anything that loads .x files, normally you use another format and at the end export to .x. I like Blender (www.blender.org) but these two also:

DeleD 3D Editor (www.delgine.com)
gameSpace light (www.caligari.com/gameSpace/)

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I don't know whether to post this in the DirectX forum or the Game Programming Forum, but I chose this one.

Anyway, I am fairly new to using DirectX to make 3D things, and so obviously I need some kind of program to make my meshes(.x). I have tried Milkshape, but it has some problems with .x, so does anybody have any suggestions about a nice, free editor that can save and load .x files.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.




You can also use one of the editors that creates .3ds format and microsoft supplied a tool in the sdk (google conv3ds.exe) to convert to .x files.

Unfortunately some features arent converted properly (I forget which ones).


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Various programs for this include the following:

Blender
Milkshape 3d
3Ds Max
Maya
SoftImage
Bryce

Hope this helps you. Some of these are free some are very expensive so yeah this is why they have 3d modelers. You also will neeed exporters for which software you choose. Which you can find by googling. [smile]

I belive games in particular tend to use 3ds max more often. Some games how ever use other modeling software. It really depends on what the modelers use I guess.

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