[x3d-public] Blender import/export…do conversion instead

GPU Group gpugroup at gmail.com
Mon May 31 06:51:08 PDT 2021

Here's (yet another) older blender python x3d exporter for reference.
- Doug
FreeWRL VRML/X3D browser / Git / [61235b]
/freex3d/blender_scripts/io_export_scene_freewrl_x3d.py (sourceforge.net)

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 4:00 AM Michalis Kamburelis <
michalis.kambi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Don Brutzman <brutzman at nps.edu> napisał(a):
> >
> > On 5/29/2021 12:41 PM, John Carlson wrote:
> > > I don’t know if the blender meeting has been accomplished yet,
> >
> > Next tuesday, found in Web3D Calendar
> OK. I didn't get any notification about it. Can you resend me the
> calendar invite?
> >
> > > but perhaps it’s not too late to suggest that we do conversions
> between .blend and .x3d in a separate tool?   Maybe we can target
> CGE/view3dscene first?   Would this provide for less coupling between
> Blender and X3D?
> >
> > Blender has such a huge installed base that integrating into the source
> is certain to have greatest possible influence and impact.
> >
> > Seems like that would also result in greatest long-term stability as
> well.
> >
> Using Blender Python API is the advised way to export things from
> Blender, and we should follow it :)
> Otherwise you need to reimplement .blend file format reading yourself,
> which is a lot of work. The .blend file format was not designed to be
> read by other applications, it is an internal Blender file format, and
> the way it's organized (and how it evolves from Blender version to
> another) is specified in Blender sources. I recall one engine that did
> it (they can read .blend directly), but it doesn't really seem a
> long-term solution.
> If you want to implement Blender->X3D exporter, you necessarily are
> "coupling" Blender with X3D. Doing this "coupling" by Python API,
> supported by Blender, and not by reading .blend file directly (not
> supported by Blender), is simpler (documented) and has more chance to
> work in next few years :)
> Regards,
> Michalis
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