GPL 3d Model format

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GPL 3d Model format

Postby Mizutsuki » 2006-06-13 08:56

I'm working on a game right now that I'd love to GPL when it's comeplete, but I'm not at all certain what the process is like to do that.
One thing I have been told is that it's entirely kosher to use other GPL material within mine, and I thought that sounded nice, as there are a couple of areas in which I'm not at all interested in reinventing the wheel. The biggest part of that, for me, is the storage formats, most specifically 3d models and landscapes.
So I'm looking for suggestions of all of the 3d model formats (a la .3ds .x and .blend) that I might use, along with what editors can output to them that I might make some suggestions to my artists.
Thank you,
Stephen Cilley
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Postby ajdlinux » 2006-06-13 09:12

By far the best 3D modelling software available GPL is Blender.

The process to GPL is simple:


How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs

If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it
free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.

To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest
to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively
convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least
the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.

<one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.>
Copyright (C) 19yy <name of author>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.

If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
when it starts in an interactive mode:

Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) 19yy name of author
Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.

The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may
be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be
mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.

You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:

Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
`Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.

<signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
Ty Coon, President of Vice

This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may
consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the
library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General
Public License instead of this License.
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Postby Mizutsuki » 2006-06-13 16:24

ajdlinux wrote:By far the best 3D modelling software available GPL is Blender.

Thanks for the GNU stuff.
Yeah, I know about blender a bit, but I'm really more concerned with what format I might use inside of a game. No suggestions?
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Postby ajdlinux » 2006-06-14 08:50

Blender can export to heaps - basically use anything your engine can use.

For an engine try Irrlicht and Crystal Space.
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