Alright JGO, I got a really cool gift for you! It's a simple to use animated model loader!

Here is the entire package you'll need to start your 3d animated modeled games today!

Download here!Here is how to use it:

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| AnimatedModel model = new AnimatedModel([filename], [scale vector]); |

Where [filename] is something like "C:\models\model.ms3d" and [scale vector] is a LWJGL Vector3f that re-sizes the model based on it's content.

For example to make a half width double height model you'd say

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| new Vector3f(0.5f, 2.0f, 1.0f) |

So that's that, and now you may all be wondering why I'm posting this in a help section? Well, you see. It's because I need a bit of help on a thing I'm trying to implement, where you can attach other models to joints of a master model (like master warrior is holding a sword in his left hand) what it boils down to is that I can't figure out how to get the accessory model to stay , or even get to the right place.

This is the code the accessory model uses to get it's position and rotation. It's in AnimatedModel.java

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| public Vector3f[] getJointInfo(float frame, int jointID, float myYaw){ Vector3f[] jointInfo = new Vector3f[2]; jointInfo[0] = new Vector3f(0,0,0); jointInfo[1] = new Vector3f(0,0,0); advanceAnimation(frame, true); Matrix4f worldMatrix = new Matrix4f(); worldMatrix.load(fjm[jointID]); worldMatrix.invert(); worldMatrix.rotate((float) Math.toRadians(myYaw), new Vector3f(0,1,0)); VectorRotate(joints.get(jointID).pos, worldMatrix, jointInfo[0]); jointInfo[1].z = (float) Math.toDegrees(Math.atan2(worldMatrix.m10, worldMatrix.m00)); jointInfo[1].x = (float) - Math.toDegrees(Math.asin(worldMatrix.m20)); jointInfo[1].y = (float) Math.toDegrees(Math.atan2(worldMatrix.m01, worldMatrix.m22)); return jointInfo; } |

So, if anyone wants to download the .ms3d model loader package and take a look at that method and help me figure out why it's not working it'd help out not only me, but everyone who decides to use this model loader.