[Bf-committers] Assigning Collada development to students.

Tom M letterrip at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 19:47:46 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 8:05 AM, Wael EL ORAIBY <wael.eloraiby at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wish to know the status (development status) of the collada
> exporter/importer in blender. Is there any active development? If so, who
> are the active developers to synchronise the development?

There is interest in it, but doesn't seem to be much active development.

> I want to assign the collada support in blender to two of my students. The
> task should be done in one academic year (ends in july), can you please
> provide me feedbacks on the following questions:
> 1. I wish to know what is possible and if they can find the help they need
> (i.e. how frequently their answers are going to be answered?) as well.

If they ask questions on irc usually they can get answers within a
half hour or so.

Mailing list it depends.

> 2. How much time do you estimate for such a project (Adding 2 months, to
> shape their skills in blender)?

Depends on the scope of the work defined.

> 3. The main development platform is linux/python, so in case they finish
> earlier, what are the possible projects for UI improvement. (one thing that
> I have been nagging about -a lot- was an object picking enabled UI like 3ds
> Max) to faciliate, constraints(trackto..)/vertex group-armature
> assignement/... and so on.

Someone else will need to answer that,

> Regards,
> --
> Wael El Oraiby
> ENSI Bourges
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