[Papervision3D] DAE files created with 3d studio
tim.knip at gmail.com
Sun May 3 08:11:28 PDT 2009
It seems that spacewarp animations don't get exported to COLLADA.
If anyone managed to do it, please let me know.
A possible workaround would be to make the cube's faces separate
objects and animate these.
2009/5/2 Mark I. Ross <nospam at therossman.org>:
> Hey folks,
> I apologize in advance if this has been covered extensively in the past on
> this list - I have been trying to get information about this online before
> coming here, but haven't had a lot of luck.
> I found that in 3d Studio, if i simply create a cube, add a couple keyframes
> to the timeline, and just put some simple rotations and such on the cube,
> that it exports well to DAE and comes into papervision great. The cube
> animates as I would expect within papervision scene.
> I have tried making a second file, this time I created a cube, but placed a
> "bomb" spacewarp modifier in the scene. I see that even before I put
> keyframes in the timeline, the animation is there if I scrub back and forth.
> When I export like this, there isn't even a library_animations node in the
> DAE. Now, if I add some keyframes in the timeline, I actually get a
> library_animations node in the DAE file, but nothing happens in papervision
> (the box appears but there is no animation). I am guessing that the 3ds
> modifiers don't come out well in the DAE format (which makes sense), but it
> would be nice if anyone knows if i can convert the bomb modifier animation
> into something that would export well into DAE, like, is there a process i
> can go through in 3ds to get this effect to export. I don't mind doing a
> bit of legwork but clearly I am trying to avoid just making such a complex
> animation by hand ;)
> I tried converting the cube to an editable mesh as well but that didn't seem
> to make a difference. If anyone has any advice or could point me in a
> better direction I would be greatly appreciative, and again, sorry if this
> horse has already been beaten to death on this list!
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