[Bf-committers] Alembic

François T. francoistarlier at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 09:36:12 CEST 2010

I totally agree w/ you. I'm using Collada in that way too. Perhaps Collada
would need a bake geometry exporter in a same way that Alembic would do. But
Collada cross-software I/O is a mess. Everybody is getting it's own
interpretation, and you don't have full support of all feature in every
software. And I know it because I have done an Importer/Exporter in LUA
before and the Spec file was so big that I finaly started to take a look at
the XML myself and import only what I needed. which was totally wrong to do,
but faster, and I'm pretty sure that's what does many software :p
w/ something like Alembic, done by company such as those, it might remain a
bit more mature and constant in implementation (hopefully)


2010/8/24 Benjamin Tolputt <btolputt at internode.on.net>

> François T. wrote:
> > I don't see any common stuff w/ Collada actually.
> >
> Cool. I didn't have enough knowledge to say either way, but did want to
> be sure it wasn't going to replace the Collada interop for something
> else untried/untested.
> For the record, I use Collada as the data format for a multi-software
> pipeline for my projects (I cannot convince my animator to move to
> Blender); so I am well aware of the mismatch between platforms. It is,
> however, the best we have at the moment and so I would be hesitant to
> move to something else without proven benefits :)
> --
> Regards,
> Benjamin Tolputt
> Analyst Programmer
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François Tarlier

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