A new object is available, it's the 3D Mesh object created by Erik Gustafsson (Turboferret).
This object allows you to load, display and animate 3D meshes of various formats in your 2D MMF2 applications.
Note: although it's based on the Irrlicht engine, this is not the full Irrlicht 3D object that Erik is still developing, this is a simple object that allows you to display 3D objects inside normal, 2D frames.
Please note that this install program doesn't work with the demo version of MMF2. You need a registered version of Multimedia Fusion 2 or Multimedia Fusion 2 Developer to install this object.
Several examples are provided in the Examples\3DMesh folder in your MMF2 directory.
Note about performances and requirements :
- 3D meshes can be rendered with this object either with Direct3D 9 or with a software driver. You can select the video driver in the properties of the object.
- due to the fact that the object is displayed in a 2D environment, the Direct3D 9 mode can be slower than the software mode (same issue as with some ink effects in DirectX+VRAM mode in MMF2). However the Direct3D 9 mode has more rendering options than the software mode.
- if you select Direct3D 9 and a lower version of Direct3D is installed on the machine, the program will automatically switch to software mode.
Please report any issue with this object in this forum, thanks !