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10-21-2006, 01:18 PM
We are developing an external utility that needs to read LWO(v9) files. We are encountering some 'tags' which do not appear to be in the standard SDK documentation. A couple of examples are 'NODS' and 'VMPA'.

Does anyone know if there is comprehensive documentation for the newest file formats? We have sent a request to Newtek support over 2 weeks ago nad have not received any reply at all.

10-23-2006, 08:13 AM
Read and write, or just read? If only read, just ignore this tag, without the whole nodal architecture it won't be useful anyway..

Deep Purple
10-30-2006, 12:58 PM
The VMPA block contains Vertex Map parameters,
currently two entries of type "long":

Subpatch UV interpolation type
Sketch Color

NODS will probably be a Nodal Shader block.

- DavidF