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    Friedrich
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    simple cylinder template

    Hi,

    I've just started to learn Collada and actually need it mainly as an exchange format for three dimensional neuronal morphology data. I have a proprietary file format storing only cylindrical data. I am working with blender and before I write a python import script for blender I thought it would be wiser to right away create a Collada converter. So far I created VRML and X3D versions, but the cylinder import for these formats seems not yet implemented in blender.

    Could you give me a simple Collada example file with embedded cylinders (as convex_mesh). The official specification didn't help me too much.

    Would be great if you could help me!

    Friedrich

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    Re: simple cylinder template

    Yes,

    Blender 2.4x supports export and import of most COLLADA Physics shapes by its build-in ColladaBlender 1.4 python plugin. This includes cylinder and convex_hull. You can also simulate them as cylinders or convex hulls.
    Just press 'p' on the following zipfile (200kb) exported using Blender 2.42/2.43 RC1. Blender 2.43 will ship with version 0.3.143 of the ColladaBlender plugin. It requires installation of Python 2.3/2.4 from http://www.python.org

    http://www.continuousphysics.com/ftp/pu ... inders.zip

    I included both cylinders marked as 'cylinder' and cylinders marked as 'convex_hull', both .dae and .blend, and also a screenshot of the userinterface while exporting.

    Hope this helps,
    Erwin
    http://bulletphysics.com


    Quote Originally Posted by Friedrich
    Hi,

    I've just started to learn Collada and actually need it mainly as an exchange format for three dimensional neuronal morphology data. I have a proprietary file format storing only cylindrical data. I am working with blender and before I write a python import script for blender I thought it would be wiser to right away create a Collada converter. So far I created VRML and X3D versions, but the cylinder import for these formats seems not yet implemented in blender.

    Could you give me a simple Collada example file with embedded cylinders (as convex_mesh). The official specification didn't help me too much.

    Would be great if you could help me!

    Friedrich

  3. #3
    Friedrich
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    perfect

    Hi Erwin,

    thank you so much. Exactly what I needed. Saved me a lot of time.

    Friedrich

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