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adjust plane length from one edge
show user profile  Wingman
Any way to make the length adjuster of a plane go in only one direction, and not from the center and in both directions?

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8/1/2012 10:00:35 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:00:35 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Yes. When you create the plane, there's an option of where to put the pivot. I think it's "base to pivot" or something like that.

I'll just check....

Nope. I was wrong. That's for spheres only. Ignore me.

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8/1/2012 10:03:22 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:05:10 PM)
show user profile  Tarkus289
Move the pivot point to the opposite edge that you want to extend.
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8/1/2012 10:03:44 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:03:44 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
>>Move the pivot point to the opposite edge that you want to extend.

That's only true for scaling the object afaik. I think it will still scale from the middle if you use the length setting of the plane.

Edit: Yup.

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8/1/2012 10:06:02 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:06:16 PM)
show user profile  Wingman
all correct so far Nik :)
I'm looking for something like that base-to-pivot-option on the spheres yes.

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8/1/2012 10:09:31 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:09:31 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Wingman, if it's for the same project, you might be better off animating an opacity map.
You could use a gradient ramp set to solid and animate the middle flag. Or (what I'd do) you could set the opacity map to its own channel, use a UVW Map modifier and wire its gizmo's position.

If it's for something else, just ignore me :)

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8/1/2012 10:55:19 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:55:19 PM)
show user profile  Wingman
Yes its for the same Garp :)
think i found a solution by moving the pivot like Tarkus said, and wiring the y-scale instead of the length. a bit more trouble than using the length, but i think it may work.

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8/1/2012 10:59:41 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:59:41 PM)
show user profile  Garp
The thing is, rescaling the plane will mess up its mapping.

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8/1/2012 11:01:33 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 11:01:33 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
how about this?

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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8/1/2012 11:15:53 PM (last edit: 8/1/2012 11:15:53 PM)
show user profile  Wingman
Great, thanks gogodr!

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8/2/2012 9:58:47 PM (last edit: 8/2/2012 9:58:47 PM)
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