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Direct3D 11 question about loading .OBJ models

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I'm trying to load a .obj file and render the model on the screen. I am seeing lines in the .obj that look like this:

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f 44557/26434 44561/26438 44559/26436
f 44561/26438 44557/26434 44563/26440
f 44563/26440 44555/26432 44566/26443
f 44573/26451 44570/26447 44571/26448 44572/26450
f 44575/26454 44573/26451 44572/26450 44574/26453
f 44576/26455 44577/26456 44578/26457
f 44579/26458 44576/26455 44580/26459
f 44577/26456 44576/26455 44579/26458
f 44581/26460 44579/26458 44580/26459
f 44570/26447 44581/26460 44571/26448
f 44579/26458 44581/26460 44570/26447

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What do the faces with four vertices represent?
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According to this [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavefront_.obj_file"]http://en.wikipedia....front_.obj_file[/url] they are quadrilaterals instead of triangles. Edited by Steve_Segreto
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faces are polygons in the obj format, there can be any number of points listed. Standard approach is to split them like a triangle fan when converting to triangles.
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A few days ago i received a url via the GameDev IRC channel. It's a kind of manual which explains everything you can find in an .obj file.
You can find the manual [url="http://www.martinreddy.net/gfx/3d/OBJ.spec"]here.[/url]
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