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Is this possible to make in OpenGL For a beginner like me, would I be able to create something like this? http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Chon-Ji/orange.jpg I don't plan to make it very detail, probably only the body, face and if possible also the wings

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Well I believe that would be coded with some sort of file loader such as a loader for 3DS, MD2, MD3 etc. Files its not hard coded, its designed by a 3d modeler and then rendered using an OpenGL application.

Its quite simple if you can understand the file format its exported to but really its more of a something that a 3D modeler designs, its an extreme waste of time hard coding it, in fact its very improbable that it was hard coded.

Now if your talking about modeling it in a software application like 3ds max, maya, soft image etc. its very possible.

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its an extreme waste of time hard coding it


Indeed it is, and I knows from experience. Our bloody graphics lecturer is insisting that our project (render a scene with a number of characters posing) be hard coded. Its an absolute PITA.

Chon-Ji, its possible, but certainly not necessary.

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its an extreme waste of time hard coding it


Indeed it is, and I knows from experience. Our bloody graphics lecturer is insisting that our project (render a scene with a number of characters posing) be hard coded. Its an absolute PITA.

Chon-Ji, its possible, but certainly not necessary.



That project sounds like a pain but is your professor expecting the characters to be detailed? Because if not then there is always the elementary "robot made from translated/rotated boxes". But then again...that wouldnt be "A+" material.

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Our bloody graphics lecturer is insisting that our project (render a scene with a number of characters posing) be hard coded.


If you have working model importer code, then it's pretty easy to write a small program which imports a model, and then spits out the vertex arrays as arrays of structs and the index arrays as arrays of integers. Paste into your program and you're done!

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That project sounds like a pain but is your professor expecting the characters to be detailed? Because if not then there is always the elementary "robot made from translated/rotated boxes". But then again...that wouldnt be "A+" material.


Fortunatly, thats exactly what he is looking for. Unfortunatly, I've never had much of a head for thinking in 3 dimensions, but I seem to be making some progress (right now my robot does tend to remind people of the door to the mens bathroom...).

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If you have working model importer code, then it's pretty easy to write a small program which imports a model, and then spits out the vertex arrays as arrays of structs and the index arrays as arrays of integers. Paste into your program and you're done!


It would, but what he's looking for is basically a general understanding of how OGL works (translations, positioning, lighting, some glu extensions, etc).

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Uhm....I'm not sure we're aloud to use object models, I think what are professor wants is a plain C/C++ code with some images if necessary. The very hard thing I find about that is the sine wave wrapped around the sphere, I can't really do it :(

So if it's without a 3D modeling app then it's too much for noob like me?

Is there such a thing that can export your work to C-code? Oh well, I might as well try Anim8or

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