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3ds IGAME and skinned meshes

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Hy. Is possible to use the IGame interface of 3ds 2009 for export skinned meshes? I see that there is few documentation why? Is unstable ? or is a good choise? is fast? I seek for anyone that used it,I cant find the weigth for bones. Thanks.

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Here's an old slice of code I used for a skinned mesh export plugin for 3DS Max 2008, but it should (hopefully) still work with 2009:

SYM::SYM_MESHSUBSET MaxToSymSubset(IGameNode *Node)
//New subset

IGameObject *Object = Node->GetIGameObject();
IGameMesh *Mesh = (IGameMesh*) Object;

//Initialise face data

//Loop through vertices
for (int i = 0; i < Mesh->GetNumberOfVerts(); i++)
Point3 Vertex;

//Get current vertex
Mesh->GetVertex(i, Vertex);

//Push back vertex
Subset.Vertices.push_back(SYM::SYM_VECTOR3(Vertex.x, Vertex.y, Vertex.z));

//Loop through faces
for (int i = 0; i < Mesh->GetNumberOfFaces(); i++)
//Get face
FaceEx *Face = Mesh->GetFace(i);

//Get UV coords
Point2 TexCoord[3];
Mesh->GetTexVertex(Face->texCoord[0], TexCoord[0]);
Mesh->GetTexVertex(Face->texCoord[1], TexCoord[1]);
Mesh->GetTexVertex(Face->texCoord[2], TexCoord[2]);

//New SYM Face

//Add indices
SymFace.Indices[0] = Face->vert[0];
SymFace.Indices[1] = Face->vert[1];
SymFace.Indices[2] = Face->vert[2];

//Add UV coords
SymFace.UVCoords[0].u = TexCoord[0].x;
SymFace.UVCoords[0].v = TexCoord[0].y;

SymFace.UVCoords[1].u = TexCoord[1].x;
SymFace.UVCoords[1].v = TexCoord[1].y;

SymFace.UVc.u = TexCoord[2].x;
SymFace.UVc.v = TexCoord[2].y;

//Push back face

//Loop through modifiers
for (int i = 0; i < Object->GetNumModifiers(); i++)
IGameModifier *Modifier = Object->GetIGameModifier(i);

//Find the skin modifier
if (Modifier->IsSkin())
IGameSkin *Skin = (IGameSkin*) Modifier;

//Export skinned verts
for (int v = 0; v < Skin->GetNumOfSkinnedVerts(); v++)
int BoneCount = 0;

for (int b = 0; b < Skin->GetNumberOfBones(v); b++)
if(b < 4)
Subset.Vertices[v].BoneIDs[BoneCount] = Skin->GetBoneID(v, b);
Subset.Vertices[v].Weights[BoneCount] = Skin->GetWeight(v, b);
static bool UserWarned = false;

//Bone-to-vertex count exceeded
if(!UserWarned) MessageBox(NULL, "Warning: Max bones per vertex exceeded, skinning data will not be exported correctly", "Symmetry Mesh Exporter", MB_OK);

UserWarned = true;

//Set name
Subset.Name = std::string(Node->GetName());

//Get material of first face
IGameMaterial *Material;
if(Mesh->GetNumberOfFaces() > 0) Material = Mesh->GetMaterialFromFace(Mesh->GetFace(0));

//Get material name
CStr MatFile(Material->GetMaterialName());
Subset.MaterialName =;
Subset.MaterialName += ".sym.material";

return Subset;

SYM::SYM_BONE MaxToSymBone(IGameNode *Node)
//Retrieve matrix
Matrix3 Matrix = Node->GetWorldTM().ExtractMatrix3();

//Get position
Point3 Position = Matrix.GetTrans();

//Get quaternion
Quat Rotation(Matrix);

//New bone

//Set position/rotation
Bone.Position = SYM::SYM_VECTOR3(Position.x, Position.y, Position.z);
Bone.Rotation = SYM::SYM_QUATERNION(Rotation.x, Rotation.y, Rotation.z, -Rotation.w);

//Get ID
Bone.ID = Node->GetNodeID();

//Get name
Bone.Name = Node->GetName();

//Get parent bone
IGameObject *ParentObj = Node->GetNodeParent()->GetIGameObject();
if(ParentObj->GetIGameType() == IGameObject::IGAME_BONE) Bone.ParentID = Node->GetNodeParent()->GetNodeID();

//Return bone
return Bone;

//Meshes and bones
Tab<IGameNode*> Meshes = SceneInterface->GetIGameNodeByType(IGameObject::IGAME_MESH);
Tab<IGameNode*> Bones = SceneInterface->GetIGameNodeByType(IGameObject::IGAME_BONE);

//Retrieve meshes
for (int i = 0; i < Meshes.Count(); i++)
IGameObject *CurrentObject = Meshes[i]->GetIGameObject();
if(CurrentObject->IsRenderable() && CurrentObject->GetIGameType() != IGameObject::IGAME_BONE)

//Retrieve bones
for (int i = 0; i < Bones.Count(); i++)
SYM::SYM_BONE Bone = MaxToSymBone(Bones[i]);
if(Bone.ID >= 0) SymMesh.Bones[Bone.ID] = Bone;

See if you can pick out anything useful.

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