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When I export my models and animations I use a .x (Direct X) format. I can see how this format could accommodate multiple animations. However, I can't get Blender to export anything other than the active action. I have my animations in different actions, as described in this question/answer.

How can I export multiple animations into one .x file? I'm using the built in exporter for .x files.

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Blender has a DirectX exporter. Go to Addons in User Preferences and look under Import/Export.

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Check Export Animations, this should export all the animations in your file. I would recommend playing with the other animation options as well. You can read up on each setting on its wiki page.

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Test 1: I enabled it and made a simple scene with two animations. I exported the file to .x and opened it in a text editor and I saw the animations in there clearly labeled and with the transform locations I had used.

Test 2: I also downloaded a .x viewer called 3dmodelviewer, exported a file from Blender with over 6 animations and it loaded and played them all so the exporter works with multiple animations.

NB: In my tests, I parented primitives to several different bones. I also noticed that I had to be in pose mode when I was animating the objects, if not it doesn't work, not sure why.

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    $\begingroup$ I guess I just had to update Blender. This is a newer version of the exporter that has more options, including the one I needed. Thanks for the work you put into testing your solution and taking the time to make the answer look nice. $\endgroup$
    – House
    Jun 5, 2013 at 1:50

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