[Bf-committers] Built-in support for free formats (OpenGEX and glTF)
reduzio at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 21:14:42 CET 2016
glTF is raw OpenGL state data, it's useless for game engines other than
basic HTML5 frameworks.
On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Todor Imreorov <blurymind at gmail.com>
> It would be great to have gitf support. Some open source game engines use
> it for importing 3d animated assets. It is said to perfprm better that the
> other formats on webg games.
> On 10 Feb 2016 11:42, "Fabio Pesari" <fabio at pesari.eu> wrote:
> > After reading the thread about FBX, I realized that since Blender is
> > free software, it would be good if it encouraged using free formats
> > instead of proprietary ones like FBX, which are always going to require
> > time-consuming reverse engineering efforts.
> > I know at least two engine-independent formats which have fully
> > available specifications: glTF () and OpenGEX ().
> > I think both were designed to fix the various issues COLLADA had; glTF
> > is JSON-based and OpenGEX uses its own typed free format called
> > "OpenDDL" (example at ).
> > OpenGEX already has a Blender exporter which is licensed under the CC
> > BY-SA 3.0 (), while I couldn't find anything Blender-related for glTF
> > (but being JSON-based, writing a Python plugin for it should be trivial).
> > I think including built-in support for them in Blender would be a good
> > way to encourage users to adopt something else than both proprietary
> > formats and free (but crappy) COLLADA, and for the Blenders devs to have
> > less headaches (since they would just have to follow the specs rather
> > than reverse-engineer obscure formats).
> > :
> > https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF/blob/master/specification/README.md
> > : http://opengex.org/OpenGEX.1.1.2.pdf
> > : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Game_Engine_Exchange#Example
> > : http://opengex.org/OpenGex-Blender-Script.zip
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