[Bf-committers] replace of the "Export for Second Life" option in the Collada exporter

Gaia gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org
Sat Jun 23 15:04:11 CEST 2012

Yes, that is what i try to accomplish. Actually i have already added
2 presets for different export scenarios:

Second Life Static
Second Life Rigged

and imho it works well from a user point of view. So if you
are a new user and are not familiar with the options, you
at least get a working preset. And you can study the differences
for learning purposes :)

However i just do not know enough to decide what name change
makes most reason here. So "Bake Rotation matrices" sound right
but is it correct ? and is it known lingo?

On 23.06.2012 14:41, Campbell Barton wrote:
> How about change the option name but keep 'Second Life' as a preset?
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM, Gaia <gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org> wrote:
>> Hi;
>> Since release 2.62 we have an option in the Collada exporter
>> named "Export for Second Life". This option has been added
>> because blender's armature exports did not work at all with
>> the Second Life Importer. So the necessary modifications have
>> been added to the Blender exporter and bound to that option.
>> I dislike the fact that this button shows up with an unrelated
>> product name clearly visible in the Blender GUI.
>> Hence i propose to rename this option to something that
>> describes what it does instead of telling for whom it is done :)
>> The functionality behind that option was explained to me as
>> "Bake rotation matrices" . Now i am not at all familiar with the
>> armature system, so i actually can not judge about the naming.
>> Ironically an export which was exported with that option can be
>> nicely imported to Maya and it even can be imported back to
>> Blender itself (although with some issues) So it looks like it does
>> something more correct than Blender's original collada export.
>> I am not sure about the implications of that either...
>> Please let me know your opinion about that. I am willing to change
>> this option's name to whatever makes sense as soon as possible
>> (for Blender 2.64)
>> cheers,
>> Gaia
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