Difference between revisions of "Content Creation"

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This page introduces the 3D production pipeline of Sirikata.  The various pages below will teach you how to prepare and import your 3D assets so that they may be viewed correctly in the engine. Please note creating  Sirikata content is currently challenging task that requires at least an intermediate knowledge of such programs as Photoshop and 3D Studio Max 9. You should feel comfortable using the interfaces within these programs, including such activities as installing plugins, importing/exporting files, etc. In time we plan Sirikata to have a selection of content creation tools for casual users but for now this is how it works.
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Sirikata currently supports COLLADA as its primary format. COLLADA is an open interchange format specification for 3D models and many packages come with exporters or have free plugins adding COLLADA export functionality.  The pages below explain how to work with various content creation packages and then export your assets in a format Sirikata understands.
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Note that the features supported are constantly evolving, but most of the data in this guide should remain relevant. However, you may find outdated references, for example using older plugins than are currently available or using a subset of the features currently supported in Sirikata clients.
  
 
The following steps are listed in order, and will guide you through creating content:
 
The following steps are listed in order, and will guide you through creating content:
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*[[Modeling in 3ds Max]]
 
*[[Modeling in 3ds Max]]
 
*[[Installing and Running Sirikata on Windows]]
 
*[[Installing and Running Sirikata on Windows]]
*[[Working with CSV Scene files]]
 
*[[Importing into Sirikata]]
 
*[[Control Guide]]
 
  
 
Questions for any of the above? Try asking on the [http://groups.google.com/group/sirikata-art-list art list]
 
Questions for any of the above? Try asking on the [http://groups.google.com/group/sirikata-art-list art list]

Revision as of 00:00, 10 May 2011

Sirikata currently supports COLLADA as its primary format. COLLADA is an open interchange format specification for 3D models and many packages come with exporters or have free plugins adding COLLADA export functionality. The pages below explain how to work with various content creation packages and then export your assets in a format Sirikata understands.

Note that the features supported are constantly evolving, but most of the data in this guide should remain relevant. However, you may find outdated references, for example using older plugins than are currently available or using a subset of the features currently supported in Sirikata clients.

The following steps are listed in order, and will guide you through creating content:

Questions for any of the above? Try asking on the art list

Offline Version

You can also download a version of the guide as a PDF with example files for you to test.