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2016-10-21 18:05:40 -0600 answered a question Can I export an animation to maya?

That's too bad.

I'm interested in working with folks who use Gazebo for creating completely accurate simulations, especially in the robotics field. What I've noticed is there's a massive hole in bridging the gap between "wow that's accurate" and "wow that also looks amazing." And I don't really buy the idea that nobody cares about how sims look. We all look in the mirror each day before leaving so we can make sure we look as good as we can, even if we're not professional models.

With all due respect to the developers working on custom renderers for Gazebo, I don't see that as the answer. Support for something like Alembic, or Pixar's Universal Scene Description (USD) format allows for geometry data and animation data to be easily moved between applications. And from there the challenge of a really great render has already been solved. Beyond that, sim data can be combined with other 3d elements to create a more complete final render.

I wonder what the Gazebo API is like, and whether a point-caching approach is possible to connect Gazebo's great sim capabilities with the rest of the 3d world, rather than simply expanding Gazebo island.

2016-10-20 21:47:05 -0600 asked a question Can I export an animation to maya?

I would like to take a Gazebo sim and get a really great looking render out. I'm assuming that getting the sim into a rendering application like Maya or MODO would be the easiest way to do that.

Alembic is a pretty well-supported format in the 3d graphics industry, and allows for baking animation data in a way that easily compressible.

Is there anything like that with Gazebo? I just want awesome looking renders in the end, and if I can integrate Gazebo sims with other elements in 3d that would be really great.