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stretch/distortions when animatin rotation
show user profile  nusphere
Hey guys I'm new to max so go easy with me please :) I'm creating a simple animation of a box that spins into a possition then the top opens and the sides collaps outward. I have linked the sides to the base and ofset the pvot point so I can animate rotation. The problem I'm having is when I rotate the top or the sides they distort or stretch massively and I cant understand why? Any help in resolving this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanx in advance
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8/25/2009 9:36:09 AM (last edit: 8/25/2009 9:36:09 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
This is predominantly caused by the fact you have non-uniformly scaled the objects at some point in their creation and max doesn't like this when it comes to animation as their scale factors are not all at 1,1,1 (or 100,100,100 cant remember)


Unlink all the objects related to the distortion
create a box primitive
align it to the same orientation and position of your first object
convert the box to an e-poly
attach your object to the box (not otherway round)
remove the box at element level
relink the objects

METHOD 2 (this method is strictly not undo-able so save before trying it)

Unlink all the objects related to the distortion
Align the object rotation to the world coords i.e. and 90° as if you were making it again
Utilities pnel-->Reset Xform-->Reset Selected
Collapse the new xform modifier into the stack on the object.
Repeat on all other affected or previously linked items
Re-link the object/s in the heirarchy

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8/25/2009 9:46:07 AM (last edit: 8/25/2009 9:46:07 AM)
show user profile  nusphere
Hey Mr.Grotey, thanx for your swift reply :)

I'll try method 1 1st, not sure hoe to "remove the box at element level"?
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8/25/2009 9:57:03 AM (last edit: 8/25/2009 9:57:03 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
What I mean is, at that point, go into element mode, select the box and hit delete. simple as that.

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8/25/2009 9:58:12 AM (last edit: 8/25/2009 9:58:12 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Not really following you either Grote - If only there was some way to ;show me' what you mean.....
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8/25/2009 10:03:29 AM (last edit: 8/25/2009 10:03:29 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
There's most definitely no way to show you there Dr Jim. I haven't a clue what you could possibly mean.

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8/25/2009 10:04:57 AM (last edit: 8/25/2009 10:04:57 AM)
show user profile  nusphere
Yeah wicked!!! cheerz Mr. Grotey the second method sorted it all out! :D
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8/25/2009 12:04:57 PM (last edit: 8/25/2009 12:04:57 PM)
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