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#1 robcat2075


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

Rolling flat tire effect made by rotating a projection map on a tire. The tire itself doesn't need to rotate.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

Nice one Robert!   That's a winner!

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:40 PM



That effect really works well!




PS- Rob, I had an unrelated question...(and since you are very knowledgeable about AM I thought I would piggyback on this post).

I am trying to load a series of 32 bit tga files to be used as animated sprites and AM only loads the first image in the series in the sprite pull down menu.


I am using 18.0o AVX. Any idea what might be going wrong?

Thanks for any assistance...

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:19 AM

Perfect solution, Robert! I remember how you used this trick when folding a sheet. Great!
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:13 AM


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:11 AM

I like it! When I 1st saw it- I thought... COOL- an animated distortion box! But then I saw the wireframe was not rotating... good trick! I am going to attempt the other way... hope to have something to show shortly. INSPIRING!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:58 AM

It worked! Pretty cool as well...


I will attach my tire and project if anyone wants to digest it.


BASICALLY- there is a bone and a null in the tire model... the null is placed at the very top of the tire to be used as an aim-at target. The bone is at the 0,0,0 as a rotation axis. I made an action for the tire, and selected New Distort and then selected the tire bone as the target- which conformed the distort to the shape of the tire nicely. I added a 'aim roll at' constraint to the distort's main bone(aiming at the null at the top of the tire) to keep it from spinning as the tire turned. Then- brought the tire into a chor... added the action... and animated it's position and eyeballed the rotation to match (I suppose this is where the stride length feature would help...)



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:06 AM

Very cool, Robert!

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