Is 3D A Total Waste Of Time? :-)
Every couple of years I try to experiment with animated 3D characters, sketchfab, mixamo, daz, makehuman etc. So far each time I've concluded that 3D is way more trouble than it's worth. But I'd like to be wrong...
I'm currently expanding my understanding of Hitfilm and thought I'd give 3D characters another go. Just want to import an animated character in to Hitfilm, put them on a stage, play around and see what I can learn.
The same problem always appears immediately in every 3D app, importing. I'll try to import a couple dozen 3D models or animations, and they either don't import at all, or they import but then don't work at all.
Obviously my ignorance is a major obstacle, so perhaps you can help. Can you direct me to any animated 3D character which you know will import in to Hitfilm?
If you know that a file works in Hitfilm then I'll know that if there is a problem the problem is me. That would be a really good start.
My impression from previous 3D adventures has been that there is no reliable data transfer standard for 3D so every file is a crapshoot. As example, Hitfilm imports FBX. Ok great, but that tells me nothing about whether a particular FBX will import correctly, and it seems most of them don't. This scenario has been true in every 3D app I've tried so far, so it doesn't seem to be a Hitfilm problem.
3D character animation in Hitfilm. How do I get started?