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Hi, I've used Director MX, but not done much 3D with it due to the previously limited capabilities. I'm interested in Dir11, and would like to find out if there is a 3D beginner's guides, and get a few questions answered. Exporters:- Is there a 3D exporter to be used with Director11 ? if so where do I get it from, and what 3D packages does it work with ? does it work with Maya 8.5 or any of the latest 3D tools ? Shaders:- What language are the shaders specified in? can you write your own and use them? ...

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    Default Director11, 3D beginner

    Hi, I've used Director MX, but not done much 3D with it due to the previously
    limited capabilities.
    I'm interested in Dir11, and would like to find out if there is a 3D
    beginner's guides, and get a few questions answered.

    Exporters:-
    Is there a 3D exporter to be used with Director11 ? if so where do I get it
    from, and what 3D packages does it work with ? does it work with Maya 8.5 or
    any of the latest 3D tools ?

    Shaders:-
    What language are the shaders specified in? can you write your own and use
    them? such as standard HLSL ?

    Code generated geometry:-
    is it possible to build polygons, triangle strips, or objects programatically
    with lingo ? and apply materials and shaders? This would be handy for building
    terrains, and FX decals.

    Sprites:-
    can shaders be applied to sprites/polygons for making cool effects ?

    Screen buffer:-
    can the whole screen be copied to a texture and used as a source texture for
    shaders ? for doing full screen effects such as bloom, or feedback FX such as
    heat-haze and distortion ?

    any info is appreciated, or any pointers on how to get started implementing
    some of this stuff..
    Thanks






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    JonnyHilly Guest

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    Default Re: Director11, 3D beginner

    Hi

    Exporter: I use 3D Studio Max
    Shaders: HLSL/GLSL on 11. Impossible..
    Code Generated Geometry: Yes.
    Sprites: 2D Yes. 3D (Direct to stage) Yes but slowwww..
    Screen Buffer: Yes - therse a way, but very very slowww..

    Cheers!

    mziskandar Guest

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    Default Re: Director11, 3D beginner

    thanks

    What versions of Max/Maya are supported ? and where do I get the exporters ?

    wait... you say shaders cant be used, but you said yes to adding shaders to
    sprites ?
    could you clarify please ?

    it doesnt sound like the 3D is any more advanced than DirectorMX if you still
    can't use shaders....
    hmmm shame,
    not so interesting if it can't do shaders



    JonnyHilly Guest

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    Default Re: Director11, 3D beginner

    I am using Max 2008 previously and 2009 now. As I remember, the exporter are
    already pre-installed. With D11, it is good enough to imagine that they are
    using DX8 - no shaders.

    For spites, I don't think its a real shaders - GLSL/HLSL but more to
    image/pixel manipulation running on the CPU.

    Theres "toon shaders" for D10 and D11 (not sure - haven't play with it yet)

    Cheers..

    mziskandar Guest

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    Default Re: Director11, 3D beginner

    thats great about the built in exporters, but still a shame about the shaders.

    I heard it has unicode support now, right ?
    can it also display Kaji/Japanese and Chinese characters now ?
    JonnyHilly Guest

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    Default Re: Director11, 3D beginner

    > can it also display Kaji/Japanese and Chinese characters now ?

    Yes, if an appropriate font is available.
    Sean Guest

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