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//      polyExporter.h

// *****************************************************************************
// CLASS:    polyExporter
// *****************************************************************************
// CLASS DESCRIPTION (polyExporter)
// polyExporter is a class used for creating polygonal mesh exporter plugins.  
// It is derived from the MPxFileTranslator class and thus implements the
// functions writer(), haveWriteMethod(), haveReadMethod(), and canBeOpened(),
// which are called by Maya when a scene export is executed.  This class allows
// the choice of exporting all or only selected poly meshes in the scene.
// To use this class, derive a new class and begin by adding the following *.h 
// files:
// #include <maya/MFnPlugin.h> - used for defining plugins
// #include <maya/MIOStream.h> - used for input/output operations
// #include <maya/MFStream.h>  - used for file input/output operations
// The following functions must be implemented:
// creator() - required by Maya to allocate an instance of the derived class
// initializePlugin() - required to register the plugin with Maya
// uninitializePlugin() - required to unregister the plugin with Maya
// defaultExtension() - returns an the export file type extension
// createPolyWriter() - returns a new polyWriter which performs the exporting
// For examples, see the classes polyRawExporter and polyX3DExporter
// *****************************************************************************

#include <maya/MPxFileTranslator.h>

class polyWriter;
class MDagPath;
class MFnDagNode;

class polyExporter:public MPxFileTranslator {

                virtual                                 ~polyExporter();

                virtual MStatus                 writer (const MFileObject& file,
                                                                                const MString& optionsString,
                                                                                MPxFileTranslator::FileAccessMode mode);
                virtual bool                    haveWriteMethod () const;
                virtual bool                    haveReadMethod () const;
                virtual bool                    canBeOpened () const;

                virtual MString                 defaultExtension () const = 0;

                virtual bool                    isVisible(MFnDagNode& fnDag, MStatus& status);
                virtual MStatus                 exportAll(ostream& os);
                virtual MStatus                 exportSelection(ostream& os);
                virtual void                    writeHeader(ostream& os);
                virtual void                    writeFooter(ostream& os);
                virtual MStatus                 processPolyMesh(const MDagPath dagPath, ostream& os);
                virtual polyWriter*             createPolyWriter(const MDagPath dagPath, MStatus& status) = 0;

#endif /*__POLYEXPORTER_H*/

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