Saving animation

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Granada
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Saving animation

Post by Granada » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:36 am

Hi guys i have been playing with the fish animation, how do i go about saving out the animation

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Re: Saving animation

Post by chong » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:40 am

Hello do you mean saving the project or exporting it out for use in other apps? ( Game Engines etc. )?

To save whenever you make a modification you should see a * ( asterisk ) in the top window title. Just click on the File -> Save Project to save the changes.

To export out the animation, click File -> Export Selected Character . This allows you to export to FBX or GLTF.

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Re: Saving animation

Post by Granada » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:45 am

To export out the animation, click File -> Export Selected Character . This allows you to export to FBX or GLTF.
I tried that ,exported mesh bones textures ect but no animation. I saved project before exporting (running the latest version )

(Edit) Tested again GLTF Working ,FBX not exporting

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Re: Saving animation

Post by chong » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:55 am

Which engine are you importing the animation in?

This is something you can take note of:
https://www.kestrelmoon.com/creature3D_ ... rt_export/


"For certain Game Engines like UE4, if your default animation does not exist, you can try duplicating the default animation by selecting the Character node and re-exporting again"


If you were to open the character up in the default Microsoft's 3D Viewer ( not FBX Viewer ) you should see the animation. This means in your Windows Explorer, right-click on the FBX and Open With -> 3D Viewer ( This is the default viewer that comes with Windows 10 )

For UE4, we are investigating the issue, but right now duplicating the current animation ( Select the Character ( i.e Char0 ) in the Scene Objects browser, then Clone Clip should do the trick.

Update: Actually duplicating the first clip will also make the animation show up in the FBX Viewer. Again this issue will be looked into and addressed in the upcoming updates.

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Re: Saving animation

Post by Granada » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:00 am

i amended last post GLTF export working ,FBX Not exporting Tested in UU3D

https://www.unwrap3d.com/u3d/index.aspx

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Re: Saving animation

Post by chong » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:09 am

Good to know, thanks for the update. Will look into the export issue for FBX.

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Re: Saving animation

Post by chong » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:46 am

A new update is now up ( version 0.12 ). this addresses the FBX Export issue.
There is a known problem with the FBX SDK for exporting out animations, the new fix will add a suffix "EXPORT" to the first ( and only first clip ) of the animation project.
Just tested and exported out the animation to both UE4, Unity and Autodesk's official FBX Viewer. This all works now ( used the Elephant + Bat samples as testing ).

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Re: Saving animation

Post by Granada » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:06 pm

Thank you, also noticed today GLTF export had no uv

(Edit) FBX export fix working fine

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Re: Saving animation

Post by chong » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:58 pm

Hello,

A new update has been pushed out, uvs should be exported out now.
Here is a test export into GLTF ( the bat character ). This is loaded with the standard BabylonJS viewer and assigning a basic albedo texture to it.
It looks correct:

Image

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Re: Saving animation

Post by Granada » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:26 pm

Thank you

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