How can I make a simple 3D viewer?

06-11-2006, 07:25 AM
Hi everyone

What I want to make is a little program, that can just view a 3d-model.
I want the program to be as simple and short as possible (no lightning, no shaders, ...). I want to just view a rotateable model in grid- or, if I'ts not to difficult, textured view.

The source for the model is an array of three-dimensional coordinates for each point, uv coordinates for the texture, arrays that define which points are included into which triangles, ... Simply: whatever I need :D

I have alredy made a little program that draws a grid view and can be rotated in each direction, but shurely it is far to slow.

So my questions are:
1. Which is the best methode to make such a program (GDI+, OpenGL, Direct3D, ...)?
2. Any ideas how to do this?

Chris Ara
06-11-2006, 08:46 AM
Your best bet for vb programming is directx 9.0 managed. There is a lot of overhead to learn though. Once you get the basics of it though it is really easy to put together short little programs. Plus if download the SDK for vb from it comes with all sorts of tutorials. OpenGL is another possibilitie but I haven't been able to find to much on vb and opengl.

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