Collada Skinned character animation NOT working after material change

Hi, I’m working with version r86 of threejs.

I’m wrote a simple demo which loads a skinned character with animation using colladaloader2

Animations tracks work properly until I assign a new MeshPhongMaterial to the child mesh of the character hierachy.
When I do that, the animation doesn’t work and the mesh appears with a different scale (as if it’s not bound to the skeleton). The material is OK as the color of he mesh does change as expected

This is the relevant part of my code:

var mat1= new THREE.MeshPhongMaterial({ color:0xAA4444 });

    function ( collada ) {

        mixer = new THREE.AnimationMixer( mesh );
        clips = collada.animations;

        clips.forEach( function ( clip ) {
            mixer.clipAction( clip ).play();
        } );

        mesh.traverse(function (child) {
            if (child instanceof THREE.Mesh && child.material) {

        console.log("Error loading Model ...");

Does Anyone have any idea, why this happens?

I really need to replace the original mesh material by code.

These are 2 screen shoots.
Yellow is when character animation works as expected.
Red is when material is replaced after loading.
Compare the scale of the grid in each image. The red one is 100x bigger



Try this:

var mat1 = new THREE.MeshPhongMaterial( { color: 0xAA4444, skinning: true } );

As you can see, you have to set the skinning parameter to true.


It worked, Thanks!