SDK Material library


Is there some way to be able to read material libraries (.mat) without having max open? Im kinda noob to the SDK and I don’t know its capabilities, I figure you can use the SDK to make plugins that will run inside of Max but can I make an application that will use the SDK but without having to start a Max instance?


you cant use that dll’s elsewhere
you dont know what the dependencys are, which other file from max are accesses when loading plugins
there are possible lots of calls into core-max
there is a way to use some functionality if you know what is needed to load and init such dll’s

dont waste you time with it,
try to figure out the .mat-fileformat and write your own code
will be faster