What model to use?

Hey :slight_smile:

I'm going to be spending my free time in december to do some modeling work.

My question is: What model data format should I use to export models for use in jME, given that I'll be using Blender.

I've noticed many formats being used, but isn't there any one format that is "best" for jME?

my opinion: .obj for static models and .md5 for animated models. see http://www.jmonkeyengine.com/wiki/doku.php?id=exporting_.obj_models_from_blender and http://www.jmonkeyengine.com/wiki/doku.php?id=exporting_animated_.md5_models_from_blender

I just did some work with md5 and tried to put every problem I encountered and the fix in the wiki.good luck, and have fun modeling  :slight_smile:

Thanx for the great wiki, mud2005!  :slight_smile:

Nice work, thanks for the contribution to the wiki!

no problem, rock on JME! and open source in general  8)

Nice work! :slight_smile: thanks.

But is there any reason why I wouldn't want to use md5 for static models?

OBJ is a much simpler and compact format than MD5, if you have your models as MD5 you might get extra stuff with your model like a Node parent or unneeded KeyframeController, for example.

Ok, thanks for these clean and simple answers! :slight_smile: