2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2012 11:12 AM by Dlym
pggirvin Level 1 Level 1

There are many, many nodes available within the Collada framework, and iBooks only supports a handful of these. For instance, iBooks supports uv mapped textures, but not alpha channel maps.  I think it supports animation, but I don't know what are the limitations of this.  I am mystified why Apple, as the software author, does not provide a fuller documentation, or at least answer these types of basic questions themselves directly.  I don't know of other software authors that don't answer questions about their software!

Reply by K T on Sep 16, 2012 7:33 PM Helpful

or at least answer these types of basic questions themselves directly.

If you mean here, know that the forums are strictly user-to-user.

think it supports animation, but I don't know what are the limitations of this.

Have you tried using the support contact and phone number in the 8.23 email from iTunes Connect.

Reply by Dlym on Sep 25, 2012 11:12 AM Helpful

Animation is supported. Specifically for Maya using openCollada exporter you just have to bake transforms and it seems to work with a rig using at least bones and using fairly complex hierarchy and constraints.  There is probably a similar type of checkbox or option for most exporters. I'm haven't done enough tests to be sure on all deformations that are supported.

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  • K T Level 7 Level 7
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    or at least answer these types of basic questions themselves directly.

    If you mean here, know that the forums are strictly user-to-user.

    think it supports animation, but I don't know what are the limitations of this.

    Have you tried using the support contact and phone number in the 8.23 email from iTunes Connect.

  • Dlym Level 1 Level 1

    Animation is supported. Specifically for Maya using openCollada exporter you just have to bake transforms and it seems to work with a rig using at least bones and using fairly complex hierarchy and constraints.  There is probably a similar type of checkbox or option for most exporters. I'm haven't done enough tests to be sure on all deformations that are supported.