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craig whit
Objects on a motion path?
on Jul 20, 2010 at 1:40:01 am

Hello everyone,

Please excuse the long post, I've included the MEL stuff.

I have some cubes that are attached to a motion path from this mel script...

for ($i=0; $i<10; $i++)
float $ropeUpos = ($i * 0.1) + .05;
select -r rope1;
polyCube -w 1 -h 2 -d 1 -sx 1 -sy 1 -sz 1 -ax 0 1 0 -cuv 4 -ch 1;
group; xform -os -piv 0 0 0;
string $dnaBlock [] = `ls -sl`;
string $motionPathNode1 = `pathAnimation -follow true -fractionMode true
-curve rope1 $dnaBlock[0]`;
select -r ($motionPathNode1 + "_uValue");
setAttr ($motionPathNode1 + ".uValue") $ropeUpos;

I want to have the ability to move the cubes away from the curve/motion path, and have them animate back onto the path at whatever point in time I decide. I would also like to be able to reshape the path/curve interactively, possibly even keyframe it, and have the cubes "snap" back to the path.

Is this possible?

Thank you very much,

Craig Whitaker
MFA Candidate
New York University

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