I'm new with collada and would like to try it out. I read the viewtopic.php?f=3&t=952 thread along with the collada spec, threw an eye on the XML schema, but I can hardly recognize the structure of the data stored in a collada file. Like how would you store a simple mesh? A simple animation? How do you setup the camera? The specification is more like a reference if you already know how it "works".
I would greatly appreciate if someone can give me some tutorial-style example of what collada is, similar to the DOM tutorials on the wiki.