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Daniel Burrell
Control transparency for a group of objects in Action
on Jul 3, 2014 at 5:24:22 pm

I have 3 objects in action that I am using to create an image with a frame around it. I have an axis node connected to the three objects, and I would like to be able to control the transparency of these objects as a group, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Is there a way to control transparency on a group of objects?


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Brian Mulligan
Re: Control transparency for a group of objects in Action
on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:05:14 pm

Pul up the Material Node. and connect each image layer to that node. The arrows need to point from the image to the node.

You can now adjust the transparency with this node.

Brian Mulligan
Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke
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Daniel Burrell
Re: Control transparency for a group of objects in Action
on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:10:52 pm

So if I'm right, this means that I can't do what I was asking about earlier, which is to make multiple instances of the same input, because the material node affects the input directly, not the axis.


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Brian Mulligan
Re: Control transparency for a group of objects in Action
on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:13:30 pm

Ha. Ha. :) Correct.

You can just copy the image and reconnect it to the AXIS you have set.
At least you are seeing how it's all connected. :)

Schematics are fun.

Brian Mulligan
Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke
WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA
Twitter: @bkmeditor


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Grant Kay
Re: Control transparency for a group of objects in Action
on Jul 4, 2014 at 2:00:55 pm

Alternatively, you could use the mimc/duplicate link in the Tools Pull down menu and link the 1st image to all the others.

So when you adjust one, it will affect all of them at the same time.

Hope this helps!

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