Minecraft Model file format: MD3

I’m adding MD3 support for Minecraft. There are a lot of advantages to this format:

It’s fast!
It lets me turn the torso and head procedurally!
It has fairly wide spread support!
It’s very easy! Adding linear interpolation after having written the loader took about 30 minutes

Linear vertex interpolation slows down rendering by quite a bit, so it’ll only be used for models near the player.
I’ll post a screenshot of 10000 non-interpolated (but fully animated) MD3 models running at 30 fps now. :D

posted 14 years ago