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uglybdavis

Popular Articulated Animation Format?

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This is more of a research question than anything else.

I'm trying to track down an animation format for articulated (not skinned) animations. Where whole meshes would be deformed by a bones transform. However, i'm unable to find any such format. The closest i cam was the ps1 TMD format but i couldn't find anything on how to parse it.

 

I'm looking for something that might have some documentation online, on how to parse it.

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Looks like i was using some wrong terminology here. I'm actually looking for a "Hierarchical Object Animation" format.

Never Winter Nights 1 Fits this description.

 

I can't seem to find any info on parsing it's files tough, as all my searching for mdl files turns back half-life.

 

 

Anyone know any resources on loading nvn mdl files?

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Hello. You may not know this but skinning can do what you want as well. I have skinned tanks and buildings that animate but don't deform.

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Ha ha, thanks guys.

I'm actually working on a research project about different animation techniques in games, so i'm looking for something very specific.

 

Anywhom, i seem to have found two viable formats: 3DS and ASE.

 

Thanks to all!

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