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Old 20th January 2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Can I write a simple plug-in? Help advise me

I can write C programs (for windows, batch, and so forth, using Visual C v6). I would like to be able to have a "magnet" tool which would let me draw (or repel) all the verices in the vicinity of the tool. I would specifiy how much depending on the distance a particular vertex is from the tool. I KNOW I can do this in batch mode, using the AC file which has the xyz position of all the vertices, but, what I don't know is, how would my "plug-in" find out where my tool is, what parameters I have specified (strenght, drop-off distance, etc.), and a pointer to the xyz coordiantes of all the vertices THAT I CAN MODIFY. Would I link my program as an EXE? or a DLL? How would I tell my copy of AC3D (v5) to interface with my new plug-in?
So many questions - i would like to be able to do in the live interactive mode what I know I can do in batch mode with the *.ac flat file.
Thanks for any advice. Jerry
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Old 21st January 2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hello Jerry,

I'll email you the AC3D headers. Use Dennis' plugins as a good reference (he has the source code on his plugin pages).

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