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3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
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llynx Offline
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3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
I've got an animated morph deformation (aka animated morphs) in 3DS Max, e.g. realistic facial expression exported with the settings from the documentation with OpenCollada (DAE), when imported into ME it results in a complete lack of geometry but the skeleton and bone animations are imported properly. I don't know if this is a problem with OpenCollada or with ME.
(This post was last modified: 08-08-2010 04:54 PM by llynx.)
08-08-2010 04:48 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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RE: 3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
maybe it's because of morphing used, morph targets arent supported, only skeletal animation, facial animation can be achieved by using bone animations as well.
08-08-2010 04:53 PM
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llynx Offline
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RE: 3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
That would explain it... Will there every be support for morph targets in ME? I know that OpenCollada supports morph targets.
08-08-2010 04:58 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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RE: 3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
by morph target you mean a separate version of mesh (vertexes+faces) for each expression?
this is not an efficient way for 3d games.
08-08-2010 05:00 PM
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llynx Offline
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RE: 3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
Yes thats what I mean. It does result in fairly large files and would probably mean larger vram usage. I guess I'll have to do it the conventional way.
08-08-2010 05:05 PM
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ID0 Offline
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RE: 3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
But much higher quality, than with those stupid bones. I would be very happy if esenthel supported morfer.
08-09-2010 05:50 AM
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llynx Offline
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RE: 3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
You see, efficiency is the most important part. A full body morph results in a phenomenally large DAE file, in my case 500mb+. But what would be extremely useful is to use morph targets for mouth models for either a animated sentences or just animations of specific letter sounds. Such a technique would result in professional level speech animations, the quality of which depending on the software that you use. For example a 10 second sentence of one of my models mouths is a reasonable 20ish mb.
(This post was last modified: 08-09-2010 02:45 PM by llynx.)
08-09-2010 02:43 PM
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ID0 Offline
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RE: 3DS Max Animated Morph Deformations
I see. In that case yeah, it's no usesmile
08-09-2010 04:12 PM
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