I found this Papervision demo while searching for a method of character animation.


Clint Hannaford’s Papervision Character demo

This demo impressed the hell out of me. It was proof that 3d character animation could be awesome in Flash. I’ve been dabbling in Papervision stuff lately. It’s an extra layer of complication on top of AS3 but the payoff is worth it. I created a model in Maya, textured it, and loaded it into Flash and made it interactive. Unbelievable…

For animation, I figured I could either setup some complicated character rig by separating the character at the joints and linking the pieces together. Setting all of that up and creating a system to animate the keyframes would be much to time consuming. renderhjs, from the Flashkit forum, was creating his own custom system of animating the character in the 3d software and exporting the animation frame by frame and playing through the keyframes. I don’t exactly have time to figure that out either so I found Clint’s post searching Google in distress.

Clint explained to me that his character demo uses .md2 format, from Quake 2. It’s similar to, if not the same as, renderhjs’ method of character animation. He linked to this Papervision md2 parser and recommended that I try loading in some Quake 2 models and seeing how it works.

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  • Raju Ghadiagaonkar

    HI,
    i am new to papervision & i am 3ds max user
    i have created md2 model using 3ds max 
    but i got some issues with md2 model in papervision
    When i load the model in papervision its loosing quality
    i mean the mesh is looking crooked
    Why this happen
    please check link
    http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae357/raje_g19/Originalmodel.jpg
    http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae357/raje_g19/MD2ModelIssues.jpg
    Please reply

    • Honestly, don’t use Papervision if you have a choice. It hasn’t been in development for years, as far as I know the creators of Papervision have moved on to Away3d. I recommend Away3d as its actively in development and I have experience with it. Alternativa and Sandy3d are also other great alternatives.

  • Honestly, don’t use Papervision if you have a choice. It hasn’t been in development for years, as far as I know the creators of Papervision have moved on to Away3d. I recommend Away3d as its actively in development and I have experience with it. Alternativa and Sandy3d are also other great alternatives.