Documentation and help

Manual and quick-reference guide in PDF format:
I am working on updating the manual (yes, it's old), but you are welcome to email me if you have any questions!

Notes on saving 3D objects:
  • At the moment, you can save objects in '.obj', '.stl' and '.hrc' format and the entire scene in COLLADA (.dae)
    Please note that '.obj' files don't have hierarchy information, so hierarchies need to be collapsed before saving to '.obj'.
    ".stl" files only have triangles with no material info (they are for 3D printing). Currently, the recommended format to for models and hierarchies is ".hrc" and for entire scenes, use ".dae".

  • I used to think that there are "more than enough" 3D file formats out there, and I was trying not to invent another one, but experience with other formats convinced me that I really need to do it to provide the kind of flexibility and performance that fits EQUINOX-3D.
    So, a super-powerful ".eqx" file format is in coming!
    For performance and file size reasons, it will be a binary format, but it will be fully open with complete (read/write) source code provided!

A note to programmers:
The file I/O subsystem of EQUINOX-3D uses the plugin-interface, so it's very easy to add support for a new 2D or 3D file format.

The Application Programming Interface (API).

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