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Animate complex extrude
show user profile  jcopeland29710
I have a helix and I wish to animate a circle as it extrudes around it. Can this be done. Im using Max9.
The effect I am trying to represent is best explained by a rope wrapping around an object several times before leading out of camera view.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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2/3/2011 5:17:11 AM (last edit: 2/3/2011 5:17:11 AM)
show user profile  timpa
We had a massive thread about this years ago, it was about animating vines growing.

What you want is a loft, and you can animate the loft paramaters to make it grow :)

Have a play with that.

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2/3/2011 5:23:33 AM (last edit: 2/3/2011 5:23:33 AM)
show user profile  jcopeland29710
Ok. Thanks for he suggestion.

I have played with the loft command a little and can see how the scale optionmay be what I want to use, but I cant figure out how to make it grow from 0 - 100 as it goes around my path. Any help to the newbiew would be appreciated.
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2/4/2011 10:43:38 PM (last edit: 2/4/2011 10:43:38 PM)
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