DB supports two common 3D mesh file formats and three file formats used in popular games like Quake III: Arena:
These file formats are very common in the 3D industry, although most professional games are developed using 3D Studio MAX and Maya, which are high-performance modeling packages with complex file formats. Most of the professional tools provide an exporter for the DirectX format, though.
In 3D modeling terms, a model is called a mesh. A mesh describes the object more explicitly than the word “model,” because a mesh is comprised of many vertices. A vertex, as you’ll recall from Chapter 18, is a single point, and three vertices are required ...