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3D Asset Delivery Checklist

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To improve our quality control and to train ourselves to stay sharp. We use a delivery checklist for exporting 3D assets. I want to share this list with you to improve your own work output. Download the PDF on the right.

Delivery checklist

1)  Is the mesh clean?

Check for: Clean topology, Double vertices, Broken edges, Inverted faces, etc.

2)  Is the pivot and mesh location correct?

Often this should be at the scene center, bottom center of an object, or rotation point for animation.

3)  Are the Transform, Rotate & Scale values correct?

Reset your transform values. Don’t freeze them so the values read 0, but it’s actually not.

4)  Is the scale correct?

Check scene and object scale. Confirm correct exporting scale.

5)  Is the normal smoothing correct?

Especially important when baking normal maps. Use Weighted Vertex Normals.
Changes these afterwards will break your normal maps.

6)  Are the UV channels correct?

Check and clean up the UV channel list.

7)  Are the materials correctly assigned?

Check the material list, material assignment and material names.

8)  Is the naming correct?

Meshes: SM_ / SK_ObjectName_01
Materials: M_MaterialName_01
Joints: J_BoneName_01
Animations: A_AnimationName_01
Textures: T_TextureName_C, _M, _R, _N

9)  Is the hierarchy correct?

Correct root groups, skeleton hierarchy, rigging, etc. A common example:

Hierarchy Example

10)  Are the animations correct?

Check for: Correct FPS (30), No animations on root object, Correct curves, Correct looping.

11)  Correct timeline frame length and/or animation tracks?

Check for: Correct track/clip amount and naming, Correct time line length per track/clip.

12)  Check correct export settings

Check for: What to export, Export unit scale, Format version, Animations & bake/sample rate.

13)  Re-import your model to see if it exported correctly

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