We are a group of students who have undertaken a project. Part of the domain of this project is to create an interface that can be used to open files on the .3ds format and view them. Pretty much like a gaming-engine.
We wonder if there are any people out there who know of any existing pre-made programs for this. Any source code under this topic would also be appreciated.
As you ask source code under this topic, the page http://www.frustum.org/3d/index.php?demo=33 come in mind. Take a look at example 28 there. … Mesh of 90000 polygones loaded from 3ds file and …
For Windows or OS X coding, maybe this will help.
Discreet provides a free software for reading 3ds Files. It does, however, not help you showing the objects.
Look for the 3dsFTK (=File ToolKit) in google or directly at Discreet’s homepage
You may also look for the code of a free or open source 3ds Viewer or modelling software (Blender?)