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How to open up a double helix
show user profile  dr.qamarahmad
Hey everyone,

Ive been working on a science project dealing with DNA. I was able to get a very nice copy of ready-made DNA model from turbosquid. But the problem is that after the animation of the double helix is complete, I want the helix to split open and become a straight ladder. The whole object is complied into a single group and Ive been trying to do something so as to unskew the helix and make it a straight ladder. Do you guys know how to do this? Please let me know.

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3/26/2009 4:03:32 PM (last edit: 3/26/2009 4:03:32 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
I may have already done a tutorial for this when someone else asked the same thing (or very close to the same thing. Check this thread:

seems he never came back to see it either :(

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3/26/2009 4:11:58 PM (last edit: 3/26/2009 4:13:02 PM)
show user profile  horizon
I missed that tutorial. Amazing thinking man. So simple, you "only" need to come up with it.

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3/26/2009 4:32:09 PM (last edit: 3/26/2009 4:32:09 PM)
show user profile  flyboy9999
great work Mr Grotey as usual :-)
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3/27/2009 3:02:06 AM (last edit: 3/27/2009 3:02:06 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Yeah, we appreciate you MrG. :)

My Turbosquid Area

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3/27/2009 3:05:59 AM (last edit: 3/27/2009 3:05:59 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Cheers lads, seems no-one that wants help on a DNA structure comes back to receive it :(
2 in a row now :(

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3/27/2009 7:07:25 AM (last edit: 3/27/2009 7:07:46 AM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
can i have your babies? =P
just kidding.... but seriously *gives grotey a suggestive wink*

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3/27/2009 7:18:15 AM (last edit: 3/27/2009 7:18:15 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey

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3/27/2009 7:23:30 AM (last edit: 3/27/2009 7:23:30 AM)
show user profile  dr.qamarahmad
Sorry, Mrgrotey..Ive been busy in the University stuff.
But thanks a ton for the information. I really appreciate it. You are helping tons of people with your tutorial. Keep up the good work!

I will look into the tutorial and try the method. Hoepfully, it will work. Ill post back with the results but cant promise when.

Thnaks once again
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3/27/2009 10:00:31 AM (last edit: 3/27/2009 10:00:31 AM)
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