3D Graphics -- How?

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    3D Graphics -- How?

    Just wondering, how do 3D Modeling/Animating programs (Maya
    3D Studio Max) handle graphics in Windows? Do they use
    OpenGL/Direct3D in their render-engine, and the GDI previous to
    rendering (you know, when you're actually creating the scene)...?

    If they don't use Direct3D (I have the PLE of Maya installed, but
    I don't remember reading that it requires DirectX) or OpenGL,
    how do things get rendered?

    I'm new to the Windows Programming scene..
    Staying away from General.

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    Re: 3D Graphics -- How?

    Originally posted by ethic
    Just wondering, how do 3D Modeling/Animating programs (Maya
    3D Studio Max) handle graphics in Windows? Do they use
    OpenGL/Direct3D in their render-engine, and the GDI previous to
    rendering (you know, when you're actually creating the scene)...?

    If they don't use Direct3D (I have the PLE of Maya installed, but
    I don't remember reading that it requires DirectX) or OpenGL,
    how do things get rendered?

    I'm new to the Windows Programming scene..
    I don't do any modeling but I know people who do. I was over at my friends house when he was installing 3D Studio Max and it prompted him and asked if he wanted to use OpenGL or DirectX for rendering. So, I guess there you have it.
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