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Re: simple 3d modeler

Jorrit Tyberghein wrote:
Francesco Orsenigo wrote:

What's the simplest 3d modeler available for Linux?
I need to create and export in a very simple format static models made of textured triangles.
What's the best and easier tool to do this?

Best = Blender IMHO


Easiest = not Blender :-)

Easiest = AC3D = not Blender :-)

At least, this might still be the case, it's been a while since
I had to evaluate the modellers available on linux for the
'Easy' criterion -- something about AC3D just made it insanely
easy to whip up simple models how you want them (and insanely
hard to whip up complicated models how you want them ;) ).

Incidentally, is there any interest in a C library which
extracts all sorts of data (including, of course, meshes) from
.blend files?  I wrote such a thing a year or two ago for the
various (upcoming :)) www.steambird.com games and always intended
to release it, though Blender's Python API got good enough in the
meantime to make it somewhat redundant unless you want to grab
a data structure that the Python API doesn't expose (or you
don't like Python :) ).

Adam D. Moss   -   adam@xxxxxxxx