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Making Effects Move

Posted: Thu, 25th Apr 2002, 2:20am

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KermZ

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Is it possible to allow an animated effect to move along a path so that it stays with an object moving in the film?

eg say you had a moving vehicle and you place a debris explosion over it. The vehicle continues to move, but I'm not sure if you can make the animation move with it.

I am using both versions of AlamDV. Thanks. Craig razz
Posted: Thu, 25th Apr 2002, 2:28am

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av11d

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yea, select the first frame of the effect and move to desired position. Then select the last frame and move to desired position. It will tween in between those frames.

Make sure you are in AlamDV2 interface mode.
Posted: Fri, 26th Apr 2002, 10:20am

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KermZ

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Thanks dude. I actually just discovered that tonight before reading your post. What a dill! This makes AlamDV2 nearly 100% perfect! Craig redface
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:38am

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DarkJedi07

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Hi. When I did that for a lightsaber, it didn't work. I lit up the blade on the first frame. Then I lit up the blade on the last frame. It did not do anythin inbetween. It only made the first and last frames glow. Why did his happen?? It worked or you but not for me....
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:41am

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TMM

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u should only need to put glwo on the first frame - glow doesn't need tweening unless it changes crazy
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:45am

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raider

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darkjedi07 - did you read the tutorials on keyframing? It doesn't sound like you're doing this properly from your post. You have to go to intermittent frames and move the quad around for it to follow the actor. Frame by frame would work and look best.

http://www.csb-digital.com/alamdv/community/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2304
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 5:20am

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sidewinder

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It's like After Effects.

If you know AE, then alamdv2 is a piece of cake.
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:22pm

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DarkJedi07

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NO. I don't know After Affects but I kow it is good. I dont have it because its $600.00. I got this to work now. I think. I did what the Turtorial said to, but only the first and last frames glowed. It had the geometrise in the middle for the other parts, but those parts didnt glow. ANd the glow was at 5. Even if I put it to 6 it didn't work. Only the first and last frames glowed. Why did that happen?
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 10:34pm

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averagejoe

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hmmm, it sounds like you are not stretching/tweening the effect correctly. AT this point it sounds like you have the duration right but the actual effect is not stretched/tweened. The duration is the blue wire frame and the effect is the yellow/orange (when selected) solid bar... hmmm crazy

This is assuming that "geometrise" means that it has a outline/quad and not a solid saber...

After you drag the blue wire frame for the duration you have to drag the effect bar to the duration "marker" (lack of a better word)

Hope this helps tard
Posted: Fri, 19th Jul 2002, 1:22am

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DarkJedi07

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ok. I guess I can try that...

*Reads what you said and does not know what to do*

*faints*

Thanks