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Thread: New beginner : Floating boat animation

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    Feb 2005

    New beginner : Floating boat animation

    I am a new beginner of 3D Animation and I need your help.
    Floating Boat Animation is actually my final year project.
    I am going to use 3D studio max for the 3D graphics, and Java for the 3D programming.

    I have to demonstrate the floating motion of 4 types of boat under 4 types of background(e.g. river across a city or river across a forest).
    User can control the frequency of floating motion of the boat (i.e. larger wave at the same time) by pressing a button. Is there existing library can implement this?
    I want to know how you guys model the movement of the object that you want to "draw"? As now I am going to draw diffierent kinds of boat under different backgrounds, I really dont know how they move in the real life.How can I do?

    Also, do you have any comment on the software and programming language or anything that I have to pay attention to? Can the 3D studio max graphics be imported into java 3D for manipulation?
    Pls help, thx!

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    Super Moderator OpenGL Guru dorbie's Avatar
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    Jul 2000
    Bay Area, CA, USA

    Re: New beginner : Floating boat animation

    Sorry, this is not an OpenGL question. If you're using Java3D you should look for an online resource to help with that, this web site has a section for higher level scene graph type APIs.

    I'm moving your question there.

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