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How to view OGRE mesh file

📅 2013-Aug-12 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

The OGRE library uses a custom mesh format to represent and render 3D objects. These files are stored with a file extension of .mesh and can be read and displayed by the library. But sometimes you may want to have a look at the mesh files in isolation to view it in wireframe or with surface rendering. The OGRE Meshy program can be used to view OGRE mesh files.

Install

Installing OGRE Meshy on Ubuntu is easy. Go to its Sourceforge page and download the pre-built program for Kubuntu64. Unzip the contents and type the command: make ubuntu_install

Usage

To use the program from the shell, type ogremeshy. This opens the mesh viewer. Open the mesh file that you want from here. You can view the mesh better by displaying the axes, bones, wireframe and bounding box in the program.

Tried with: OGRE Meshy 1.5, OGRE 1.7.4 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS