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Simple 3D Metasequoia Model Viewer

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Submitted on: 5/17/2010 8:45:29 AM
By: vbinterface  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     This is a 3D model viewer for Metasequoia models having basic rendering functionality. Metasequoia is a simple yet very powerful 3D modeler with lots of 3D modelling tools. The application helps you to understand parsing 3D object files which are in ASCII format. Also you will learn how to implement 3D transformation, flat shading, etc. One of the new feature added is, use of beautiful images to create very impressive looking slider buttons for horizontal scroll bars. I am sure you will certainly love it. Much of my attention while developing application is always on keeping the code small and compact as well as designing distinctively good looking user interfaces. Such an approach always ends with complex logics, but I enjoy it. My previous posts did not yield good votes/comments. I do not know why. If some-one can let me know the reason behind this, please comment. Although I don't care about votes, I do appreciate comments because it is just like an feedback to me. And votes will let me know if I have worked well on my applications. I hope you will like my 2D/3D graphics related submissions. Happy coding :)

 
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8/10/2010 2:44:24 AMvbinterface

Dear Admin / Moderator,

Since I could not find any other way to communicate with PSC, I am writing this. I did posted my query in the discussion forum, but it did not helped.

Past week has been very frustrating regarding my submission entitled "Data Visualization"
This project was submitted a lot of days ago, and it is not yet posted to the public.
Can someone please point me out what went wrong from my side ?

The following is the URL I got when I searched on Google for my submission which states that "This code has not yet been processed and posted to the public."

http://www.planet-source-code.com/URLSEO/vb/scripts/ShowCode!asp/txtCode Id!73263/lngWid!1/anyname.htm

I
would be very grateful to know the reasons for the delay in public posting of my code.

Thanks in advance.
vbinterface.
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1/14/2011 4:12:53 PMdan

I'm intrigued by your metasequoia software in vb6.0. I’m a self taught hobbyist (with 3d graphics). Your simple viewer does a lot of work with relatively few lines of code. I realize you’re using directX at least the data structures and transformations maybe some other things but, I have not looked deeply yet. I can tell your code is organized for more sophisticated viewing and your description briefly mentions other advanced features.
I was wondering if there is a more advanced version of code I can have. Your code will be used for my own study and wont be used for any commercial or public use.
Thanks,
Dan V.
JustOatmeal@aol.com

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1/19/2011 7:44:16 AMvbinterface

@dan,
Thank you for your interest in the code. Yes, I agree with you that there can be a lot advanced viewer. Especially as far as different shading techniques are concerned. Also, things get a little complicated when dealing with curved surfaces (NURBS patches, etc..) Textures are not a big problems. Unfortunately, I did not wrote any advanced version than this, though I plan to near future with more focus on true cartoon shading which I am desperately interested in. Let me know about your projects too. Good Luck.
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