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05-17-2004, 05:50 AM
Hello, i'm creating my little 3d game, and now I need to animate my characters.I use only obj format but I don't know how to read animation info. I'd need some codes or articles or tutorials about key frame animation(with linear interpolation) using obj format, someone can help me? thanks!

05-20-2004, 02:18 PM
well...you're not going to find that sort of info in a .obj file. As far as I know .obj files contain only data that describe the 3D object (vertices,tex coords, normals, etc...).

If you now want to animate an .obj of a character that's not such a simple task. You should read some literature on 'bones animation'.

additionally there is a new standard file format known as 'FBX'. These new files will contain key frame, animation, camera and a bunch of other info in the file. you can read up on those at http://www.kaydara.com/products/fbx/index.php.

linear interpolation is a simple topic.

There are many implementations to solve the problem you have at hand so I won't get into that now.

good luck!