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12-04-2003, 11:36 PM   #1
tellman
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Reading bitmap pixels for tile rendering
Hi.

Background article: http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/etc...dy_frame.shtml

...to the question of "Q. How do you use Maya?" the guy is talking of a MEl script. I understand it is a complex one - but i would like to find out - which MEL commands would let me read-in a bitmap file and and then parse it's pixels to generate objects/tiles/planes or such?

Any Ideas, guys?
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16-04-2003, 02:18 AM   #2
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well.. I guess no one here has that much eperience with MEL....

ah well..
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03-05-2003, 01:23 AM   #3
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maybe this will help

$files = `getFileList -fld ("c:\\yourDir\\")`;

this will list all of the files and folders in the specfied directory

I cant remember how to get the pixel info in, i know it has something to do with a thingy called iffinfo. This will allow you to read in data from .iff files.

http://www.affine.org/bmppack.html that's some info on it there I think

you can download it here
http://www.arcturus.demon.co.uk/ftp/graphics.html
it looks quite old though you may want to look for a better version I just did a searchon google for "iffinfo" and it came up with these and loads more.

Good luck

I'll check back and see how you go with this

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