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I have Maya 4.5 Complete and I was thinking about doing some game development. What are the best plugins and formats to use e.g. OBJ, VRML2. And how would I export animations like a character running? Also are there any standard APIs or libraries I can use to display such exports in real time or do I export an animation as an OBJ, say, for each of the character''s movements and then load in each OBJ file recursively.

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Well the thing is that it''s probobly better to write a exporter directly in maya, that way you get what you want and not alot of junk data.
Shure, it''s a bit of extra work, but it''s worth it.
Personaly i use lightwave but that''s because i have only recently started working with maya(since september).

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