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03 March 2003, 11:33 PM
Me and a bunch of buddies are making an rpg game which is 3d and we had a question whicj will decide the engine. First off: Would bones be hard to use in direct x and if yes are there any other ways to animate?
and second off: what should the poly count maximum on the scene(including charas, backdrop...) would be?

Thanx in advance

03 March 2003, 11:50 PM
1, the .x format that is directx default model format is relative good and is very easy for both the programmer and the artist to use. bones are no problems.

2, That's so individual. I mean if the programmer suck then the scene could maximum be 10k faces. But if it's john carmack there's no limit.. I mean.. it depends on many things ;)

03 March 2003, 12:10 AM
Thanks a lot!:bounce:

So does DirectX initially support bones as a part of the model?

03 March 2003, 12:15 AM
if i don't recall totally wrong it's a part of the model, or you can use animation "hot-spots".

03 March 2003, 01:50 AM
Yay Thanks!

PS Hotspot?

:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: U GUYS ROCK, THANX!

03 March 2003, 01:51 AM
do you have a website for your game project? I'm sure we'd all be interested to see.

03 March 2003, 01:53 AM
Not at the moment V_V. We only at the stage of developing it and decided not to waste time on a site yet but rather work!

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