First I’d like to say that I really tried to find the answer to my question in the forums search but did not find what I was looking for.
If I did not look good enough and you got a thread that you could point me at, in addition to your answers - that would be great!!
Now I’ll describe what I’m up to and ask the question -
I am using a code that is based on a lesson from nehe - http://nehe.gamedev.net/data/lessons/lesson.asp?lesson=31
It is about loading a ms3d model.
In addition to that I have implemented some basic mouse and cursor movements to move around the loaded 3d model.
I got it working with a small 3d city model that I have. This model includes a ms3d file with a few texture bmp files.
I must say that I got this ms3d model from the web “as-it-is” and I have no clue how is it built/created.
Here is my problem -
What I need is a 3d model of a city that is larger and more complex than the one that I have.
I got no experience in building such models in any kind of 3D studio editors.
So I’ve been googling for it but the models that I find (free for download) are not ms3d type.
Can I convert any 3D model to ms3d so that I can load it via the code sample from nehe Lesson?
If not - what are the limitations that I need to overcome and how-to do so?
Can any 3D model type be converted to ms3d?
Are there any free converters that you know of?
Do you know of any easy-to-use 3D model editor that comes with some useful (for my intentions) 3D samples that could be worth a “trial period” use?
Thanks in advance, and remember that I am as much newbie as a newbie gets. So please keep the answers simple