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6-02-2009 @ 11:59PM
I think you're incorrectly grouping the skeleton with the model.Skeleton - A hierarchy of joints with position and rotation. The skeleton can be animated with any rotational movement applied to a joint altering the location and rotation of any children joints.Model - A grouping of vertices and triangles that are bound to the skeleton's joints. As the skeleton animates, the vertices and triangles move.Skin/Texture - You're right on with this one. A texture or skin is a 2D texture applied to 3D coordiantes.Typically, a team will create a default skeleton and then apply a number of models to that skeleton. Then, all animations applied to that skeleton can be applied to the subsequent models. If blizzard decided to replace the bear form skeleton, they probably had a tremendous undertaking on their hands. They'd need to replace every bear form animation in the game (not trivial).If you replace the skeleton, you must replace the model and texture. If you don't replace the skeleton, you could still replace the model and texture. If you replace the model. you'd need to replace the texture. You could not replace the skeleton and model, but still replace the texture.It's likely that Blizzard replaced the skeleton, associated animations, models and textures.
6-03-2009 @ 12:16AM
Many thanks, and I'm going to revise and update the post to reflect you and Carrie's comments. It got confusing trying to figure out exactly how Blizzard itself uses the terms; blues don't seem to agree with each other on exactly what a model in particular will refer to within the game.
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