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Hi, I want to work on the vertices of an animated skinned mesh (bounding box, raytracing, collision, etc...), but I don''t know to obtain its vertices positions (I know how to do this with a simple mesh, but not when it''s animated). All I obtain is the vertices positions when the mesh is not animated. Someone can help me ? Thanks

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Well, looks a bit difficult for me but I think one way would be to obtain the whole array of vertices and link each one to its specific/s bone/s. The trick is that every frame in the animation, the bones matrices get updated, so you should apply the transformations to every vertex affected by bones...
I think this would be not very hard to implement if your vertices are influenced by only ONE bone, but for more bones I think it should get more difficult and the overhead will really increase... I don't recommend you to use this for collision detection if you are using high detail models...
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[edited by - DerMeister on June 5, 2003 7:45:37 PM]

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Surely each bone will have a bounding box. This will get transformed into world space during the bone transformation. I would have thought testing on a per vertex/poly basis would be a very bad idea.

[edited by - axeman13 on June 6, 2003 4:12:15 AM]

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