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Skywatcher_NT
10-04-2010, 07:08 AM
I would like to drive the diff or lum ( or whatever ) through an MDD displace file.
Simply put, to make wet footprints on sand for exmpl.
Can this be done ? :question:

dpont
10-04-2010, 08:04 AM
Driving with a MDD animation
could be hard rather than simple,
even with SoftFX Dynamic and collision,
you could simply use an image map revealed
by a clipmap.
I remember my footprints with with Spline Map node (DP Kit)
Displacement node editor (a bit slow), same kind of setup can
be made also for Surface node editor,
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108254&highlight=spline+map#13
this setup use a left and right footprints image mapped
in vertical repeat mode, deform by Spline Map along a Null path.

Denis.

Skywatcher_NT
10-05-2010, 02:02 AM
Ok.thanks.
I'll check this out.

erikals
10-05-2010, 03:12 AM
...i believe you could also attach the MarkerPen null objects to the feet by using the anchor plugin.

if the anchor plugin works with MDD that is,...
(if so you would need 4 nulls, 2 for each foot, then parent and target bones to these, in order to record the direction too)