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Microsoft KB Archive/171761

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INFO: Using direct3D to Export Objects with Hierarchies

Last reviewed: July 30, 1997
Article ID: Q171761

The information in this article applies to:

  • Softimage 3D for IRIX, version 3.7
  • Softimage 3D for Windows NT, version 3.7

SUMMARY

The direct 3D exporter does support hierarchies, therefore allowing you to export a model that has separate objects that are parented. Before you export a model with hierarchies, you should consider the following information:

  • Use classical scaling, or freeze the scaling of every model if you are not using scaling animation, otherwise you will probably get some weird transformations.
  • If the parented elements are not animated you are better off merging them with the parent object; you will get fewer elements in your hierarchies, therefore giving you better performance because there are no useless computation done on these elements.
  • The direct3D exporter only supports one hierarchy at a time so if you want to export several, you should first parent them to a NULL.

REFERENCES

If you have any questions concerning the information contained in this article, contact support@softimage.com by e-mail.


Additional query words: 3.7 si si3d si3dtools

Keywords : kbgraphic kbusage
Version : 3.7
Platform : IRIX NT WINDOWS
Issue type : kbinfo


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Last reviewed: July 30, 1997
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