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 From:  Michael Gibson
201.5 In reply to 201.4 
> I think the latest version of the poly-exporter is great, by the way.

Great!


> The only thing I can think of to make it even better would be the possibility
> to set an upper limit to the ammount of vertexes of an n-gon.

What would you want to happen to n-gons that had more than that number? Would they be broken up into triangles, or are you thinking of breaking them into smaller n-gons until they satisfy that number?

The latter will take a different type of polygon processing mechanism than I currently have available, so it will be a while before I'll be able to tackle that, it will probably have to be a future version enhancement.

What about planar shapes, would you expect an ngon vertex limit to apply to those as well? Normally some simple things like the cap of a cylinder will create an ngon with a pretty high vertex count...

- Michael
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 From:  Linker (KJELLO)
201.6 In reply to 201.5 
Well, when I first thought about this I'd say breaking it down to several n-gons would be ideal, then you would have the advantages of quads/n-gons in apps that don't handle unlimited vertexes very well. With some closer thought I'm not sure how much use it would be. From a few years ago, when n-gons first started to become common, I remember quite a few softwares having problems in two distinkt areas, one would be polys with more than 8 or 10 vertexes, the other being non-convex polys. I don't know how much of an issue this is now, though, as the apps I use now (Maya and XSI) don't hve problems with n-gons at all.
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