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    Binary Files can't be loaded as FBX models

    Hey so I am trying to load a FBX that has been included as a binary file in my game. The engine returns an error, however, saying the file is not supported:

    "Could not load mesh, file format seems to be unsupported: *temp filename*"

    It seems like the Animated Mesh node/Firefly is relying only on the file extension to know what file format a file is and the tmp files assigned are not recognized. What can I do to fix this?

    Also I'd really prefer if there was a file format that we could convert models and textures to that is only understood by Firefly -- the license for my models does not allow redistribution in a readable format. Since I'm distributing it inside the EXE and it's extracting with a tmp extension I think *maybe* that qualifies, but I'd feel more comfortable if there was a proprietary format (like Unity and other engines have, probably at least partially for this exact reason, as well as speed). But that's probably asking too much.

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    Seems like the file extension is not the problem, I used the File object to rename the temp file and attempt to load that instead, but it still fails:

    "Could not load mesh, file format seems to be unsupported: C:\Users\isaac\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpE00C.fbx"

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    Woops, this one is a .x file not a .fbx. Okay so the rename technique works but... is still unsatisfactory. Is there a better way to do this that doesn't expose the files?

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    you would still be exposing the original file in a temp file

    what you should be doing is saving them in a password protected zip archive

    load that zip as a resource from firefly

    download the free Disaster at firefly station source which does exactly what your asking.

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    Hey Triadian, that sounds perfect. Sadly I get a product not found error right now for that link:

    disaster-404.PNG

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    the webstore issue is now restored try again

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