When uploading a 3D Animation file to the Manifest Web Application, the server will extract any metadata / animation frames (if available), parse them out, and make them available for the 3D Models in Manifest. If your animated 3D Model is not displaying animations in the drop-down list – possible reasons might be:
– Model file type: Currently this is only supported for FBX model files but we should have an update within the next several weeks that also supports this for GLB and GLTF model files – Model does not have multiple animations: If your modeler did not create the animation with multiple frames and only has a single animation for the model file it will only render the single play option
Here is a sample Blender file and an exported .fbx with multiple animations for the same object. This is the file that we used to setup and test the animation feature in Manifest. Each animation is an “Action” in Blender.