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3 Dimensional Chat / Object Smoothing with Animations

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MMM
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Posted: 5th Jul 2012 15:48
[Hate to start a thread over this but I just cannot find what I need!]


I'm looking for a program that can load a .DBO or .X file with embedded skeletal bone animation, apply a smooth effect (subdivide+average), retain weighting for the resulting vertices (based on their parent-vertices), and re-export with animations intact (or at least the bone-structure).


So basically, smooth an animated model.


Was playing around with wings3D but am pretty sure it does not recognise bones... Best I got. Can you tell 3D is not my normal suit? So, is there some hidden program or plugin which does what I need?
Travis Gatlin
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Posted: 5th Jul 2012 17:38
You can smooth models directly in DBP...
Set object smooth (object, amount)

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MMM
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Posted: 6th Jul 2012 07:44
Nah, I need subdivision (with averaging).

"Set object smoothing" only averages vertex normals. It has no affect on the mesh - or else it would be like "autoDX10ify".


Has anyone actually done what I need before, to your knowledge? That is, without re-rigging the model?
Travis Gatlin
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Posted: 6th Jul 2012 20:10
I have no clue, you'd be better off asking one of the older members. I'm no programmer really, I just know how to dabble in DBP.

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mr Handy
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Posted: 9th Jul 2012 14:42
Try this http://www.thegamecreators.com/?m=view_product&id=2092

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MMM
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Posted: 9th Jul 2012 17:43 Edited at: 9th Jul 2012 17:46
@Trav: fair enough, thanks anyway.

@mrHandy: pretty much certain AC3D does not support animation, ala this thread. Figures I downloaded the trial, installed it, tried it and THEN found this out, but hey, thanks for playing. Does look like a cool program in spite of the fact. EDIT: this doesn't seem to help, by the way.


My smoothing needs to conform to existing bone weights, remember. Forgive my laymen terms, I haven't done this modelling thing in a long time. For all I know this may just be impossible - I guess it's just been long enough, I've come to expect some progress from 3D packages.

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