I need Annotations on animated objects

annotations
feature-request
animation

(Gabrielefx) #1

Hi
Your service is impressive and the quality is the best on the planet.
But I'd like to have many Pro features, I want to use your service as a presentation software embedding my models on web pages.
Because I don't know how to write one single js line I need that you implement the Annotation feature that follows the animated objects.

Thank you very much.
Gabriele


#2

Hi Gabriele,

Thanks for the feedback! Can you give us some more details about your use-case for Annotations + Animation? How do you imagine it would work? etc.

Thanks,
James


(Gabrielefx) #3

Hi,
very simple,
the annotations are attached on 3d objects. If one object moves then the annotation will follow its movement.
I imported a 3d animated lamp in Sketchfab. I animated the lamp exploding the various components in 3ds Max.
To describe well the various lamp parts I need to attach annotations.
For example the autopilot can start as soon as the animation is completed (not looped).

Regards
Gabriele


#4

Great, thanks! I'll pass this along :smile:


#5

Hello,

Annotations are now supported in animated models.

James


(Phraxis38) #6

Hello..yes it works...But I found a problem... It seems the annotations doesn't follow the piece on which it's standing...
In my case, I have two state : the "initial cabinet" and the "exploded view".
Try the number 18 in the initial view and try the same in the exploded view (frame 800) .
Can you help me?
Thanks


#7

Hmm.. @stephomi ?


(Phraxis38) #8

Hi there @james @stephomi
Is there any progress on annotations issue?

The annotation number follow the piece but not the camera point of view :frowning:

Help!:slight_smile:


(Mhazani) #9

(Bump:)

@james, @stephomi - any progress on this? I, too, could really use this feature - my environment is (literally) all over the place and my annotations don't stick to my orbiting rocks...


(Stephomi) #10

No progress on this, it's not on our short term roadmap either.

We can't just force the camera to focus on annotations as each annotations have a predefined camera position saved (which some users definitely want to keep).
We could however introduce a special case to force the annotation to be at least visible in the screen-space (but the annotation wouldn't be in the center of screen either, so it might look weird).


(Mhazani) #11

That would still be great, much preferable to the annotations not being in the picture at all due to being in a different location in relation to the frame they were "set" in.


(Jon Russell) #12

Would be really good to get some improvement in this area. Has anything transpired recently? Sketchfab is awesome, but this annotation with animation feature is something I (maybe many other also) would welcome.


#13

I'm afraid we haven't made much movement on this. It's a tricky thing to implement, but we'll keep thinking on it.