jit.gl.model animation....

    Apr 08 2012 | 2:25 pm
    Does someone had success with animating a 3d character with jit.gl.model? Me, beside the Seymour example nothing seems to work. Is it possible for someone who have succeed to that task to show me some pointers or an example ?
    Thanx in advance...

    • Apr 08 2012 | 3:34 pm
      what modeling software are you using? what format are you exporting too? what are you trying to export?
      i recommend you try exporting to collada, if you want to include animations, and most modelers support that format for export.
      we plan to have some documentation in the near future shining some more light on this process. but the fact is, jit.gl.model is the last stage of the pipeline.
    • Apr 08 2012 | 5:49 pm
      I am using Blender 2.60 and I export my model in .dae or .obj and .blend... Thanx Robert for the interest, can you send us model other then Seymour that works so we can have a look on them.... And what about the texture I think it's another hit and miss ?
    • Apr 09 2012 | 3:21 am
      i recommend searching the web for any info on exporting collada from blender. you'll probably get some help on this at the blender forums as well.
      i've never used blender, so i can't offer much more advise with that specific software.
    • Apr 09 2012 | 3:13 pm
      I use Maya too so do you have some experience with it or which software you use that is working with Max so I might take a look....
      Thanx Ben
    • Apr 09 2012 | 7:16 pm
      ok, i just went through the steps with maya 2012, and it's pretty straightforward.
      - created polygon mesh shape - added a new material to my mesh - added a texture file as the color channel for the new material - delete all history from the mesh and freeze all transformations - created a basic skeleton and bound it to the mesh using Smooth Bind - created a basic animation by key-framing the rotations of a few joints in the skeleton - set my Time Slider to the length of the animation - went to File -> Export All and clicked the option box - selected the DAE_FBX export as the File type - clicked the export all button - in Mac OS X Lion, you can use preview to view the resulting .dae file and verify that it exported as expected - read in the .dae file to jit.gl.model (making sure the texture file is in the same folder as the dae) - play the animation
      if you are using maya 2010 or 2011 on the mac, you can try the open-collada plugin (windows version supports 2008 and 2009 as well) : http://code.google.com/p/opencollada/downloads/list
    • Apr 09 2012 | 7:22 pm
      attached is a zip with maya file, image, and exported collada file
    • Apr 09 2012 | 9:23 pm
      Robert you're a real wizard !!!! I think I have found my problem but unfortunately it create another one. First my mistake was : I save my project in.obj in Maya and export it to Blender and then export it in collada... That doesn't work in Max, I think you need that your object had never be an .obj prior to be an animation. How you manage to have export collada with maya 2012 ? I'm on windows and the only version for open collada with Maya is version 2010 and 2011 no 2012....When I try to download they say that I can't download because i am using version 2012...
      Thanx a lot Robert...
    • Apr 09 2012 | 9:28 pm
      maya has a default export option: DAE_FBX. at least it's there on the mac version. i've had problems with this export option in the past, but it worked fine when i tried it.
      OBJ does not store animations.
      if you use blender, you should just research how to export collada from blender, and let us know what you find out. http://colladablender.illusoft.com/cms/
    • Apr 09 2012 | 9:48 pm
      For Maya 2012 in windows you have to download a FBX package on autodesk site and it comes with DAE_FBX. Thanx Robert and I'll investigate with Blender but with version 2.62 .dae comes natively with the software...
      Thanx a lot again
    • Apr 15 2012 | 9:54 pm
      hi all,
      i got it working with 3dsmax with open collada, i found the dea from 3dsmax does not work, but the open collada one does work. also make shore you bind all the geometry a bone, other wise it will go funny.