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Rotate multiple objects around local pivot, orientation constraint, blah blah bah.
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I'm trying to get all these little cogs to be controlled by one little cog, rotating on their Z axis...



but when i add an orientation constraint they all align to whatever I select as the controller..


how do I make them not do that ? :)


I need them to stay right where they are , but be constrained & all rotate when I rotate one, preferably with an offset on the rotating, so they all rotate at slightly different speeds.

I've had a drink so this may not be possible :/...is there a plugin ?...hic :)








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8/16/2015 11:12:24 PM (last edit: 8/16/2015 11:13:44 PM)
show user profile  digs
you could do it with surface or attachment constraint (all the slave cogs to the sphere) and wire their z rots to a master (adding in your rotation offsets in the expression)
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8/16/2015 11:31:42 PM (last edit: 8/16/2015 11:36:34 PM)
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The spheres just an example, it wont be there, I need to be able to control all with one.


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8/16/2015 11:35:47 PM (last edit: 8/16/2015 11:40:25 PM)
show user profile  digs
looks like attachment constraint is the better option, as you can rotate the sphere and the little cogs will follow

oh ha i caught the vid : P

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8/16/2015 11:38:06 PM (last edit: 8/16/2015 11:38:43 PM)
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what vid ? :)

"rotation offsets in the expression"


should i know what this is ?

what expression, surprise?...anger ?..confusion ?
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8/16/2015 11:40:45 PM (last edit: 8/16/2015 11:42:42 PM)
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I think it's a bug :/



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8/16/2015 11:45:09 PM (last edit: 8/16/2015 11:45:09 PM)
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in wire params dialog you will connect rotation z of master to rotation z of slave, and then you can just do something like (Z_Rotation * 1.1) for littleCog_a and (Z_Rotation * 2) for littleCog_b etc etc
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8/16/2015 11:47:48 PM (last edit: 8/17/2015 12:15:06 AM)
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8/17/2015 12:08:04 AM (last edit: 8/17/2015 12:26:08 AM)
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Yeah that's what I've been trying to do for the last hour....I get this...



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8/17/2015 12:18:38 AM (last edit: 8/17/2015 12:18:38 AM)
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I used object paint to place the objects, seems to have munged the pivots, just tried it with two cylinders on it works fine.
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8/17/2015 12:27:16 AM (last edit: 8/17/2015 12:27:16 AM)
show user profile  digs
maybe start fresh? It looks as if there's a connection happening with the x rot as well. I assume that they are clones of one another.. maybe rotation got jacked somewhere along the way? best bet is maybe freeze transforms, then do the attaching and wiring

** cool
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8/17/2015 12:30:10 AM (last edit: 8/17/2015 12:30:34 AM)
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Ok, thanks for you patience digs, learning over the web is fucking frustrating, these can't be restrained to a surface, need to be independent, issue is this:





after rotating the second cylinder i need it to still rotate on it's local Z, I'm just going to get on with the model and worry about rotating it later.
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8/17/2015 12:44:00 AM (last edit: 8/17/2015 12:44:00 AM)
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I'm making this btw:

http://bee.cityofboise.org/foothills/visit/public-art/aero-agoseris/


so the heads need to rotate as well as the base...like a weathervane.
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8/17/2015 12:50:41 AM (last edit: 8/17/2015 12:50:56 AM)
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oh cool project. in that case, each flower piece can have its own controller (which you can do whatever with) - so basically parent the flower to a controller, freeze transforms, then wire in the z











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*edit - after you make one flower + control, duplicate them both a bunch of times and all you'll have to do is re-wire z to the master, adding in your offsets (updated jing)
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8/17/2015 12:59:36 AM (last edit: 8/17/2015 1:13:26 AM)
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Haha, , superb digs, even with a hangover I can follow that, thanks again...

btw you do realise, if that was on Digital Tutors it would be 3 hours long :)

...I wish all tutorials would cut to the chase like this...no irrelevant waffle, just point and click.

...apologies for my nub-ness, I've been overdoing things recently...need to take more breaks. :/
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8/17/2015 1:23:31 PM (last edit: 8/17/2015 1:23:31 PM)
 
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