Retopology (manual and automated)

Retopology is the process of converting high-resolution models into something much smaller that can be used for animation. It can be a difficult process, but the basic idea is to create another mesh that simplifies the original HD asset. source: Manual This process is usually done manually with tools like Retopoflow, a superb addon

I’ve learned something really important today an OpenGL…

I’ve learned something really important today: an OpenGL context can be accessed by one and ONLY one thread! See Under what circumstances would glGenBuffers/glGenBuffersARB fail?. And this is the first time I feel annoyed by the singleton approach of Ogre3D. In my asset converter util, I use Ogre object, the MeshManager mainly, to convert xml

I’m currently working on a more user friendly…

I’m currently working on a more user friendly mesh, skeleton & materials converter. For the little story, when you export a model from blender, the blender addon outputs xml files. These files have to be parsed by the OgreXMLConverter to produce the final files. *.mesh & *.skeleton files are binaries. It’s a tedious process, especially