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Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit

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  • I just stumbled across this today:

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Visual-Studio-3D-Starter-455a15f1?SRC=VSIDE

    This starter kit is a starting point for a D3D game for Windows 8. It includes using some VC built-in asset management including consuming .fbx files for meshes. Before this, all I had ever read said you needed to either roll your own mesh file format using the FBX SDK, or use the .sdkmesh format. Another way to access this starter kit is to create a new project in VS 2012:

    File | New Project | Online | Samples | Visual C++ | Windows Store apps | DirectX | Direct3D

    Then use the "Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit (Visual C++)" to create your new project. I'm surprised I haven't seen this mentioned before as another option for using meshes in a D3D app for Windows 8.

    Steve

    Tuesday, January 01, 2013 5:06 PM