Reading model files

I am new to 3D programming. Does everyone write their own loader for loading 3D models? Are their any tools that generate C/C++ code to load models from a models definition? Is their any sample source code out their for loading 3DS models?

tthehunter

try http://www.wotsit.org/search.asp?s=3d

nehe.gamedev.net
there’s a tutorial (somewhere @ bottom)
http://www.duskengine.de/
here’s samplecode for md3

Thanks! I appreciate your responses.

tthehunter