3D format loaders
EDGELIB is equipped with native 3D model loaders. These are platform independent and don't rely on external libraries. They are based on a plugin mechanism and can be disabled to decrease the file size of your executable.
The following popular model formats are supported:
- 3D Studio (.3ds)
- Milkshape 3D (.ms3d)
Also supported is EDGELIB's internal 3D format (.e3d), which has the following advantages:
- Built for fast and efficient loading
- All data is saved as fixed point
- Can be expanded in new releases without breaking compatibility
- An open documented format which can be used by everyone
- Custom chunks can be added safely for your own custom data
A conversion tool is included in the EDGELIB SDK to convert your models fast and easily.