Types of anim

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Gord(Posted 2006) [#1]
Can someone explain which types of aimation are possiblewith blitz?

Gabriel(Posted 2006) [#2]
All types of animation are supported.

Hierarchical ( segmented ) animation is possible with 3ds,x and b3d formats.

Skeletal animation is possible with B3d only.

All other types of animation ( essentially, it stores vertex positions, so it can do whatever ) are supported with MD2.

I guess you could argue that morphing, such as that use in facial animations isn't supported, in the sense that you can morph between the two poses in code, which is kinda how morphing works, but you can do it if you animate the morphs manually and export to MD2. So yeah, pretty much anything is possible.

Of course, the formats have their problems too. B3D's are slow at skeletal animation ( not that you have a choice ) and MD2's have a few problems ( glitching, incorrect lighting, etc. )