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lofting question
show user profile  roseman5285
I am trying to animate a loft, which has been giving me a ton of trouble. What I am trying to achieve is an animation showing a vine growing, where I want the front of the vine to be tapered and come to a point. I know that it s possible through the loft command, but can't seem to remember how its done.

Any suggestions?
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3/18/2009 10:30:00 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 10:30:00 AM)
show user profile  K-tonne
i don't really know enough about loftage to advise you on it but if all you want is a vine growing try out the ivygenerator plugin or standalone- it'll turn up on a google search i'm sure

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3/18/2009 11:40:28 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 11:40:28 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
the options like taper, twist .etc appear after going to the modify panel after creating the loft, they are not there in the create panel when you first make it.

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3/18/2009 11:47:11 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 11:47:11 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
- Path + Circle (radius 0.1)
- Loft
- Add Vol Select in vertex mode ( with soft selection )
- Animate Vol Select Gizmo to move from below the path to fit the path
- Add Push modifier above Vol Select ( with suitable thickness )
- Return to Loft / Shape / Circle and change radius to 0.0

That's how I've done it !

Max2009 file

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3/18/2009 11:52:21 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 11:59:26 AM)
show user profile  roseman5285
Thanks for the help guys. I'll play around with the plugins in a bit.

Thanks for the file TimTamFin. I followed what you wrote before I downloaded the file and came close, but the thing I couldn't get right was that I kept having this thin "hair" following the loft where it should have been nonexistent.

One more thing...unrelated, but I don't want to make another thread. On another project I am working on, I am trying to achieve light streaking in MR. I originally tinkered with volume lighting, but found out that it doesn't work with MR. I tried playing around with a Beam(lume) shader on the camera, but it did not seem to want to work. I know it can be done, but I can't seem to figure it out.

Thanks again guys....
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3/18/2009 1:14:47 PM (last edit: 3/18/2009 1:14:47 PM)
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