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zippitt
04-28-2010, 09:42 AM
I am trying to come up with a simple way to create an animation of an arrow where the tail grows along a path.

The following link shows the basic concept, obviously the goal is to make this 3D with a bit more detail.

http://vimeo.com/5212605

I found serveral tutorials on making things grow like a vine, but they don't really cover how to keep part of the model static, IE the arrow head, and the rest dynamic such as the tail.

SplineGod
04-28-2010, 04:31 PM
Heres some plugins that can help:
1. Shift spline transform
2. Dstorms trailer plugin
3. Curve conform (built into LW)
4. Fertilizer
5. The old morph along a bone chain trick

zippitt
04-29-2010, 07:42 AM
Thanks SplineGod, I will take a look at those and put them to action.