By Maxon Computers
PDF file of file format
- All aspects of the model are stored in a single file, this includes
geometry, camera specs, materials, etc.
- A left hand coordinate system is used, x left to right, y up, and
z out of the page (screen).
- Files are stored in Motorola byte order so byte swapping is
required for other-endian machines.
- It uses a tagged/chunked approach which allows parsers to successfully
read the entire file even if certain chunks can't or need not be handled.
This is achieved by simply adding the size of a chunk to the header of
each chunk allowing a parser to skip to the next chunk if necessary.
This is for version 4.x released in 1997.
It include C++ translation source code.