View Full Version : Radial Array, moving from pivot without scaling

05-31-2013, 03:37 AM
I've got a Radial array of rivets around a rocket. I want to morph the rivets in to position from further out so I can animate in Layout. In Modeller, I want scaling out from a centre point but without the scaling, just the position.

Anyone know how I can do this?

PS. I've tried Radial_Move (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?123806-Radial-Move-Modeler-LScript) but it scales my geometry.

05-31-2013, 04:49 AM
Isolate your rivets in a new layer. copy one of them, place it into a new layer. move it out from the center, make a new radial array. This will leave you with two layers, one with the rivets close to the center, one with them far apart. Now place the new layer in the background and use Map/Morph/bkg to morph.

05-31-2013, 06:19 AM
Cheers Danner, long week, don't know why I couldn't remembered that! After some experimentation, I'm actually finding that using Instances for this stuff is really quick and simple and so much more flexible, so no need for morphs at all (but happy to be reminded of this technique!).