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dogan erdalLoft QUESTION ??? HOW can I animate shape on path.
by on Sep 29, 2005 at 12:14:23 pm

This question not about deformations....
I want fill something on the path ....

I make several try but


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GathererRe: Loft QUESTION ??? HOW can I animate shape on path.
by on Sep 30, 2005 at 8:02:41 am

1. Draw your path in max...
2. Draw your shape
3. select path, geometry > compound objects > loft > get shape > click on shape, loft made
4. Use scale deformation in modify panel to animate the loft, this is not the most accurate
way to do this though. there is another way..., apparently there is a new way to loft
along a path in max 7 called sweep.

"An easy way to animate a growing surface is to put a curve point with trimming on a curve, then animate the U position of the curve point, and then use this curve as the rail of a 1-rail sweep. As the trimmed rail grows, so does the sweep surface. (You must trim the curve before you create the sweep surface.)"

Maybe searh your user reference for "sweep"

Good luck
Gatherer



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Frank RingwaldRe: Loft QUESTION ??? HOW can I animate shape on path.
by on Sep 30, 2005 at 10:55:48 am

Hi dogan

To achieve want you want. Move your focus away from lofting to the pathdeform modifier. Start with a Mesh or Poly and stretch it or let it grow along the path.

I guess thats what you ment by filling something on a path.

Hope it helps

Frank

Frank Ringwald
Digital Artist & Trainer
FX Garden, Berlin
http://www.fxgarden.de


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