[Bf-committers] About COLLADA item sort order

Arystanbek Dyussenov arystan.d at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 15:48:41 CET 2012


Sort order for <library_geometries> and <library_materials> doesn't
complicate code. I think we can add it.

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Gaia Clary <gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org>wrote:

> Hi.
> I want to make a proposal to provide a specific sort order for "geometry
> nodes"
> and "material nodes" in the exported dae files. It would also be of
> value if the
> user had a certain (indirect) influence on that sort order. So my idea
> was to
> provide an alphabetic order by item names for items on the same
> parent/child
> hierarchy level..)
> The main reason for this proposal is a Jira entry from Second Life:
> https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-28436?
> Unfortunately that link is secured and i do not think that i am allowed to
> publish its content.
> Anyways the main issue is that the second life importer uses up to 5 dae
> files with
> different LOD levels and physics shapes for ONE single object. The
> problem is that
> geometry nodes (and also material nodes) must be given in the same order
> in all
> files. Sorting the nodes during export time would be an easy fix for
> this issue.
> I believe that this problem should be solved in the Second Life importer
> in first
> place. But maybe there are other reasons why supporting a sort order in the
> Blender Collada exporter also makes sense...
> cheers,
> Gaia
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Best regards,
Arystanbek Dyussenov

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