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oly 30-04-2003 08:17 PM

Link Chains again animation
 
Is there an easy way to animate a chain i.e. have an object attached to a chain so that when the object moves the chain follows with out breaking apart or manually moving/rotating each link ??

the only way i can think to achieve this is to use bones is this how it should be done or is there a better way ???

Johnny9ball 30-04-2003 08:43 PM

This is a new 7.5b Feature.

Splinamate is a new spline-control animation feature which makes it easier to animate objects like hoses and tentacles. You can define how many control points the spline will have and how "stretchy" the object will be.

Mark 30-04-2003 11:50 PM

I feel a tutorial coming on ... PHIL!!! (*screams for assistance *) :D

buco 03-05-2003 12:24 PM

You could use endomorph; basically you model, as a morph target, the same chain rotated by the distance of one link. Repeating this movement in layout gives you the impression that the chain rotates; then you could use expression to control this by object movement. You should find some tutorial on the web concerning this method.. Curious about trying 7.5b method (still waiting for the Mac update:rolleyes: )..


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