View Full Version : Video Game Skinning?

04 April 2003, 10:16 PM
Does anyone know if there is like a standard in videogames for what type of skinning to use? I was playing metroid prime im sure thats Rigid. But just curious also if anyone has any tutorials on skinning that would be rockable.


04 April 2003, 08:47 AM
Depends on the game engine. You can use rigid (faster) or softskinning. AFIK modern graphicards can handle skinning rather than CPU, when a vtx is only influenced by 2 joints (two bone softskinning). Unfortunately maya doesnt support converting conventionally edited weights to 2 bone skinning, a script can do this.


04 April 2003, 02:11 PM
we are using Renderware 3.5.....

it supports only smooth skinning with a max of 4bones per vertex. Only known limitation is the Ps2 can only have a 64bone heirarchy limit. Dont know about the xbox...

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