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Shane RobertsonWorkaround for lights and symmetry
by on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:49:47 am

Hey guys,

I have this butterfly model with lights on the tips of its wings. The butterfly will be animated and need to move about the scene. I need a light on each wing, so I want to create the effect of the symmetry object. Symmetry doesn't work with lights so I was looking for a work around. perhaps with Xpresso.


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Workaround for lights and symmetry
by on Jul 1, 2014 at 3:16:15 pm

Yeah, you could duplicate the lights/geometry and use Xpresso to drive the rotation of the other wing.


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Shane RobertsonRe: Workaround for lights and symmetry
by on Jul 1, 2014 at 6:10:31 pm

Hey thanks for the info, would you be able to show an example of the xpresso set up?


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Workaround for lights and symmetry
by on Jul 1, 2014 at 7:48:33 pm

Sure, very simple: 7704_butterfly.c4d.zip


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Shane RobertsonRe: Workaround for lights and symmetry
by on Jul 1, 2014 at 8:00:25 pm

Sorry to be a bother, but im still running 11.5 and cant open this file. Any way I can get an Img from you?


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Workaround for lights and symmetry
by on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:14:39 pm

Sure, here's a pic showing the Xpresso and the Range Mapper settings:



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Shane RobertsonRe: Workaround for lights and symmetry
by on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:26:09 am

Ah perfect! Thank you so much for taking the time to help, I looked all over the internet for this and nothing.


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