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Raxx

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Anim8or Projects
« on: March 29, 2014, 08:44:16 pm »

Hello everyone, I figured I'd introduce (what feels like) many projects I have planned that revolve around Anim8or. Steve is actively developing Anim8or, so I am trying to actively contribute to the Anim8or environment.

I'm posting this because these are pretty large in scale and take time, so I want to avoid conflicts of interest and have a place to update my progress. These projects will be publicly released at each milestone in development.

If you have any questions or comments or requests, let me know, thanks.

An8Hub.org
Progress: Milestone 1
Language: PHP, Javascript, HTML
Libraries/Dependencies: CakePHP, JQuery
Description: Heavy Anim8or resource website. Will contain a repository for models and scripts and related software and tools, tutorials, and custom manual. Completely ad-free, requires user account to add resources, but otherwise guest-friendly downloads. Likely endorsed by Steve upon completion.

Note: Development is currently being done locally. No changes will be visible on the actual domain as of yet.

Current Progress Screenshot

Milestone 1 (Not Started | In Progress | Completed)
  • Basic Visual Design and Layout
    • Logo
    • Navigation
    • CSS Styling
  • Basic Features
    • User Authentication System
    • Home Page - News(Add/Edit/View)
    • Scripts Repository (List/Add/Edit/View)
Milestone 2 (Not Started | In Progress | Completed)
  • Completed Visual Design and Layout
  • Advanced Features
    • Previous Features Enhanced
    • Tutorials System
    • Models Repository
Milestone 3 (Not Started | In Progress | Completed)
  • Completed functionality
    • Software Repository
    • Manual


Anim8or File Converter (title pending)
Progress: Milestone 1
Language: C#
Libraries/Dependencies: Custom Anim8or File Parser Library, OpenTK, .NET 4.0
Description: A toolkit that converts Anim8or files to popular formats or vice versa. Full scene and animation support. DAE and FBX formats supported. 3D viewer/playback and export options.

Current Progress Screenshot

Milestone 1 (Not Started | In Progress | Completed)
  • Anim8or Parser Loading Ability
    • Objects
    • Figures
    • Sequences
    • Scenes
  • .DAE Export Ability
    • Objects
    • Figures
    • Sequences
    • Scenes
Milestone 2 (Not Started | In Progress | Completed)
  • Anim8or Parser Saving Ability
    • Objects
    • Figures
    • Sequences
    • Scenes
  • .DAE Import Ability
    • Objects
    • Figures
    • Sequences
    • Scenes
  • Basic 3D Viewer
Milestone 3 (Not Started | In Progress | Completed)
  • .FBX Import and Export
    • Objects
    • Figures
    • Sequences
    • Scenes
  • Advanced 3D Viewer


In-Browser 3D Plugin
Progress: Milestone 1
Language: HTML, CSS, WebGL, Javascript
Libraries/Dependencies: Three.js
Description: A completely client-side plugin that allows anyone to embed their .an8 file directly into a web page.

Milestone 1 (Not Started | In Progress | Completed)
  • Three.js An8Loader - Basic Import
    • Objects
      • Materials & Textures
      • Meshes
      • Wireframe
  • Basic Object Viewer
    • Orbit Controls
    • Toggle Wireframe & Shading
    • Embeddable Plugin Behavior

Milestone 2 (Not Started | In Progress | Completed)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 09:17:05 pm by Raxx »
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Re: Anim8or Projects
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 04:15:25 am »

Raxx,

I am really looking forward to trying out that browser plugin!

Ron
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Re: Anim8or Projects
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 11:02:46 pm »

Hey Raxx! Excellent work man!

And I'd be happy to share models I create with Anim8or  to the model repository.

I love modeling stuff with Anim8or more than any other 3d softwares
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Re: Anim8or Projects
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 06:58:49 am »

Good looking theme/logo Raxx. Will be great having FBX and Collada for game use. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 07:08:37 am »

All great news, particularly excited about the converter... I really enjoy animating in Anim8or and this would give the flexibility to render elsewhere if preferred.  Good on you for tackling this stuff, looks like rather a lot of work.
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Re: Anim8or Projects
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 02:57:18 pm »

ronaldefarmer, I know you are ;) I'm starting its development today, I'll probably post a basic object viewer and forum mod first chance I get.

Josmic8or, I'll be glad for your contributions! I'll be putting nearly all of my stuff in there as well :)

CrashDrive, Unity is one of the programs I'm using to test the .DAE files (along with Blender, XSI Mod Tool, and Clockstone FBX viewer). Currently, mesh objects and their materials get converted properly. Figures are almost done (vertex weights on meshes only), getting a little weirdness here and there but it's lookin' good.

And Ensoniq, I'm hoping it'll be as simple as plugging it in to your preferred program and making a few adjustments. Influences, primitives, ASL, and other non-traditional elements may take some time to convert, however.
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Re: Anim8or Projects
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 03:34:31 am »

Fantastic, Raxx!  This will be a valuable resource for Anim8or users.
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Re: Anim8or Projects
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 09:43:23 am »

Thank you Raxx, this is great for everyone.
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Re: Anim8or Projects
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 10:08:55 pm »

Thanks Steve and ianross, I totally agree ;)

Small update on the 3D viewer...things are going well. Meshes seem to be converting fine, and materials are pretty close to the original. When I have textures converted and loading, I'll start working on the styling and embeddable features :)
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