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whats that plugin that "builds" houses
show user profile  zaphod box
you build a room/house then you want the animation to "build" each wall room details ect as the viewer watches?

Like an animated boolean cutting the object "house"


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12/12/2011 3:46:50 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 3:56:10 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Not aware of any plugins, personally. But look up the "Slice" modifier. With a bit of clever thinking this should suffice for what you're asking for.

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12/12/2011 4:02:42 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 4:02:42 PM)
show user profile  zaphod box
yes slice but a wavy slice, like a room is filling with water and as the objects go under the water they become visable
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12/12/2011 4:05:10 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 4:05:10 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
I wouldn't look for plugins for this, like Dave says clever work with the (large array of) tools that are should bring results.

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12/12/2011 4:25:49 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 4:25:49 PM)
show user profile  zaphod box
yup and cuts deep into the hourly rate
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12/12/2011 4:28:40 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 4:28:40 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Thats some sound advice from 2 highly rated 3d artists you've received there mate.

That is all.

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12/12/2011 4:56:11 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 4:56:11 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Well, there's either the simple/cheap/quick approach, or there's the slower/flexible option you'll need to take if being directed by client so should be inherently slow anyway. But flexible.. yay

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12/12/2011 5:00:42 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 5:00:42 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
Just thinking out loud here, (I don't have Max open right now)
Can you use a proxy mesh with a slice modifier? i.e. can you use a plane with an animated wave pattern to do the slicing, or are you stuck with only a flat plane?

I might look into this if I get some time later.

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12/12/2011 5:11:16 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 5:11:16 PM)
show user profile  zaphod box
that's interesting owtdr, never used proxy mesh i'll give it a bash. where I come unstuck is to get the slice modifier in a different shape
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12/12/2011 5:17:53 PM (last edit: 12/12/2011 5:17:53 PM)
show user profile  zaphod box

just cant get mine to animate gerrr
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12/13/2011 2:01:56 AM (last edit: 12/13/2011 2:01:56 AM)
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