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HT5093 What collada nodes are supported in iBooks author?

382 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2012 11:12 AM by Dlym RSS
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Sep 16, 2012 7:22 PM

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!

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)

    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 Calculating status...

    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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