@Trav: fair enough, thanks anyway.
@mrHandy: pretty much certain AC3D does not support animation, ala this thread
. Figures I downloaded the trial, installed it, tried it and THEN found this out, but hey, thanks for playing. Does look like a cool program in spite of the fact. EDIT: this
doesn't seem to help, by the way.
My smoothing needs to conform to existing bone weights, remember. Forgive my laymen terms, I haven't done this modelling thing in a long time. For all I know this may just be impossible - I guess it's just been long enough, I've come to expect some progress from 3D packages.