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bansheeAnimating Materials
by on Jun 22, 2005 at 4:09:47 pm

Hello again,

Can someone tell me how I can change the color of a material during an animation?

What I want to do is a text with 3D Invigorator that is yellow at first, then blends to blue, then to green, etc.

Thanks for every help!

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Matt RhodesRe: Animating Materials
by on Jun 22, 2005 at 6:22:51 pm

Hi Banshee.

At this point the Invigorator doesn't support animated colors.

However, by cleverly using Layer Maps, you can animate the materials.

The (abbreviated) steps would be:
- Create a secondary Comp (call it Comp B) that is just a Solid with an animated color.
- Add Comp B to your main Comp and turn off its visibility.
- Find the "Layer Map 1" parameter for the Invig layer and select "Comp B".
- Open the Invig Options window and create a new material using Layer Map 1 for the color map.
- Assign that new material to your text objects and close the Options window.
- Your text should now use the colors from Comp B.

You can use a similar technique for animated bump maps, specular maps, reflections, etc.

Let us know if you need more assistance.

Matt Rhodes
Zaxwerks, Inc.

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bansheeRe: Animating Materials
by on Jun 23, 2005 at 9:22:28 am


at first it sounded very tricky to me but I made it within the first try. Really nice effect,

Big thanks :]

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