[Bf-committers] The future of FBX and/or other formats in Blender

Daniel Stokes kupomail at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 18:45:43 CET 2016

With regards to glTF exporting, we have a glTF exporter as part of the Real
Time Engine addon project [1]. The exporter[2] output passes validation[3]
for the glTF 1.0 (not sure if draft or final) specification. It is
currently missing animation support, and could have better support for
materials and textures. This weekend I will move this exporter out of the
project it is currently in and in to its own repo so it can more easily be
used for creating a simple glTF export addon.

[1] https://github.com/Kupoman/BlenderRealtimeEngineAddon/
[3] https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF/tree/1.0-final/specification/schema

Daniel Stokes

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Fabio Pesari <fabio at pesari.eu> wrote:

> On 02/10/2016 04:44 PM, Ton Roosendaal wrote:
> > A crowd-funder for 1 feature only is very risky. What precisely do we
> define to fund? Who would crowdfund a developer to just fix bugs and
> maintenance for 2 years? I doubt people would pay for that. I wouldn't even
> know where to find such a coder...
> >
> > For 2.8 we can do a big fund raiser, and include this on the work
> planning. I think professionals rather see us to keep working on the whole
> pipeline, starting with good PBR shader editing in viewports.
> Why don't you do a fundraiser organized like this:
> Feature X   [---]
> Feature Y   [---------]
> Feature Z   [------]
> Maintenance [-----]
> Marketing   [--]
> =========================================
> Total       [---------------------------]
> When people donate, they can choose where to put their money and if they
> don't, it goes to "Maintenance" by default, so most donors will fund
> that. Also, any excess money from the implementation of other features
> also goes to "Maintenance".
> It'd be even better if there were set goals for each feature (for
> example, $40k for Feature X, and of course no limit on "Maintenance"),
> so people would know how much they have to donate in order to make sure
> the feature they need is implemented (with a disclaimer, of course).
> I think a lot more people are willing to donate if they know exactly
> where their money is going.
> I think generic fundraisers often fail because there aren't set
> objectives. The FSF recently managed to reach their goal because they
> set a reasonable one ($450k), and they aren't nearly as popular as
> Blender (you could say the industry hates them).
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