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The Benj
Spline, Path Question
on Jul 6, 2006 at 2:28:48 pm

I am trying to recreate an effect I saw in a commercial where a ribbon is following a path. Instead of the normal ribbon shape, I' going with a star. I know how to create lines/arcs/star etc. in the spline tool, I just can't for the life of me figure out how make it have the wipe on look where it's following a path. I am using 3ds max 6 as well. I'm sure it's very simple, but I'm still in the newbie phase of my 3d experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Here is the spot I am using as reference to mimic.

http://www.exopolis.com/home/clients/braves/mov/braves.mov


Thanks in advance.

Benjie Newman
Creative Service Non-Linear Editor
WYFF-TV
Hearst Argyle Television


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Wildfire
Re: Spline, Path Question
on Jul 7, 2006 at 1:49:13 pm

Go to the motion panel and expand the parameters dialogue. Hilight the position controller and change it from Bezier position to Path constraint.



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Steve Whiteley
Re: Spline, Path Question
on Jul 7, 2006 at 3:34:29 pm

or if you want it to deform - like a ribbon. Use the WSM Path Deform modifier - look this up in help for an explanation of its use.

Steve whiteley
Animation Director
Gizmo Animation Limited

http://www.gizmoanimation.co.uk


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The Benj
Re: Spline, Path Question
on Jul 7, 2006 at 7:22:14 pm

Thank you for the quick replies... the "WSM Path Deform" is exactly what I needed.



Benjie Newman
Creative Service Non-Linear Editor
WYFF-TV
Hearst Argyle Television


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