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Animation problem when exporting character from Maya

Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 4:31 pm
by Bringer of Darkness
Hi all,

I have serious problem that is being applied to more or less all of my models/animations - I have tested two of them, both with weird results...
The animation as it should look like in Maya is:
http://www.3dpeople.de/correctAnim.jpg

The weird deformations are shown in Viewer:
http://www.3dpeople.de/incorrectAnim.jpg
and
http://www.3dpeople.de/incorrectAnim2.jpg

It might be as the result from the IK solvers, controllers, or using character but I don't have a clue exactly where the problem can be....:-(((.

Update: Obviously it is the result of using IKs, when I deleted these, the animations seems to be exported "correctly", although the animation sucks of course;-))
Any idea how to deal with this f@$# exporting problem?;-)

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 1:00 am
by SuprChikn
I think you'll find that Ogre doesnt support IK's ATM.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:51 am
by Bringer of Darkness
True, I realized, I have to bake the simulation for each animation and export it without using IKs...
Hmm, not the best solution, a bit more work per animation, but it works... :roll:

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:10 pm
by bisco
Hi, which exporter are you using?
Actually the IKs shouldn't matter, the bake is made automatically on the fly (without modifying the scene though) I believe both in my exporter and in fifty1's. Looks more like a scaling or transform problem, can you post the nodes tree from the outliner? might be useful...

bisco

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 2:29 pm
by Bringer of Darkness
I am using 6.5c version of exporter.

I thing it might be good for you to have scene,not only the outliner information:
www.3dpeople.de/wolf_ogre.mb

That should give you enough information about it I hope :oops:

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 1:01 pm
by bisco
sorry I ahven't answered for a long time, I lost the thread and forgot about it...
I'll try the scene right now.
Anyays a new version of the exporter should be available on the site soon, it has a few major issued corrected regarding skeletal animation

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 1:18 pm
by bisco
ok, with the new exporter I exported your wolf without any problem,
please try it and let me know if you get weird results