This is certainly a good idea. Thank you Ryan.
Along these same lines, the texture reference record is limited to 200 characters. I wonder if any users are finding this too limiting?
To address these, we could consider a "variable" length string record to be used for these and other "names" in the OpenFlight database.
For us, the texture path isn't a problem, since we don't usually encode the path to the texture file. But I could see that others might want an unlimited path.
We are requesting longer material palette entry names, too, talked to Lars today. We are doing painful gymnastics to store a longer descriptive name that we associate with the palette entry.
This is a feature request for OpenFlight 16.5. Can you allow longer names in the Material Palette, beyond the 11 character limit that is currently there, in the next version of OpenFlight? Thanks!