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On 24/06/2004 at 23:08, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Cinema 4D Version: 8.503
Platform: Windows ;
Language(s) : C++ ;
Sort of off topic as it were, but this is definitely not an easy task from what I've seen so far. Now THIS makes the C4D SDK look simple. So far, I've only found one source code that only reads PICT files, not MAC PICT resource files and it's so interdependent on its own code classes (dozens and dozens of sources and headers), it would take months just to extract the relevant parts (and it is copyrighted). For the curious, this is for showing Poser thumbnail images residing in .rsr files (which are MAC PICT resource fork files - most likely only bitmap type, not vector).
I'll take a lib, source, psychological evaluation...
"The Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats" says, and I quote:
...the Macintosh PICT format is far too complex for us to do justice to it here...
Not very encouraging considering that there are differences between the PICT format (like a 512 byte header) and the PICT resource (apparently no 512 byte header)!