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I want to write a bip file(motion capture file) loader, but i can't find any document about bip file format anywhere, anyone knows how to find information about bip file format?  any suggestion is appreciated.

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I just put "bip file format" into Google and my second result was this. From a quick glance it seems to contain a lot of information including a link to the official format specification. Edited by BitMaster

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I just put "bip file format" into Google and my second result was this. From a quick glance it seems to contain a lot of information including a link to the official format specification.

My bad if i didn't explain clearly,the format i talk about is character studio bip file, not band interleaved by pixel.

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There is a reason that the 3DS Max file format is undocumented, it is because Autodesk claims exclusive rights to the format.  In the past they have sued PolyTrans for writing converters for Max files which were not plugins and they continue to have various lawsuits over another format (DWG) which they appropriated.  So, generally speaking this is why there are no general readers of max files (i.e. where character studio lives assuming I have the correct item).

 

So, if you wish to deal with these files you will need to either load them into Max and use a plugin to write out the data you wish to your own format or you will need to export the data in a neutral format such as FBX or Collada.  Sorry to be a buzzkill but I've been on the receiving end of a C&D from Autodesk over this stupidity, it is not fun.

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