I have been playing around setting up my 3d game in openGL. I am at the point where I want to display 3d models. I was recommended to render .dae files. Am not sure, how to go about this…
I have been reading for sometime (mainly the specification) about dae files and I understand they are xml files. I also understand some of the concepts about data sink and data source, how data is organized in meshes, etc. But, am not sure how to proceed.
From what I understand, I need to parse the xml and store vertices/triangles in my own structures and feed openGL the same to render the model. Am I correct?
Can someone please point me in the right direction…
Also, is there a library available which parses the xml for me and returns all the triangles / geometry? If so, I can then work on translating them data structures to something that openGL would understand.
I would appreciate any help.