it’s really been a while since I posted here, always been lurking and working on my jME projects though - I don’t want to write a big essay, so I’ll keep it short: I remember reading a while ago, that some users were wishing to read & render Effekseer (A tool to compose particle effects, http://effekseer.github.io/en/) files in jME. With a quick search, I found this topic (Anybody tried Effekseer?), but I also remember another one with some sort of wishlist for jME where someone mentioned it.
I started writing the according code and it finally starts looking like something:
During the next weeks, I will try to publish the code in a sustainable way and probably offer the library as a Maven+Gradle dependency, so you can include it in your projects and easily get updates/fixes. As the video description says, it doesn’t nearly support all features of Effekseer, but the most important ones are in, so the next step will be optimization, which I didn’t do any of - I was too busy reverse engineering their file format and how their system works internally. Therefore, since the visuals won’t really change in the next time, I decided to post the video so you guys are aware of it and as such a tool might be helpful for someone.
P.S.: The Effekseer samples come with around 300 ready-to-use (and actually very good looking) particle effects (the ones you see in the video are all part of those), which is a huge motivation as it means with a good “connector” library, we will have all of them instantly available.