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Away3D 3.6 Cookbook by Michael Ivanov

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Preparing MD2 models for Away3D in MilkShape

The MD2 format was introduced by ID software in 1997 and was initially used to create animated models for Quake 2. With time, many other game engines started to use this format. MD2 is a compact binary format that is easy to use for controlling character animation. MD2 is probably the best choice at the time of writing when you need to import animation into Away3D. Due to its binary nature, MD2 is loaded and parsed much faster than the Collada format.

Getting ready

Although some of the 3D packages such as Blender contain a native MD2 exporter, I suggest you use a program named MilkShape by ChumBaumSoft.

MilkShape is an easy to use multi-format importing, editing, and animating software that is really the ...

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