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lotmi127
12-15-2003, 04:55 PM
Hello all,
Simple question I think. I'd like to make a planes flightpath across the country and have it made of moving dashes from start point to end.
What could I use to do this??

~DD~Apocalypse
12-15-2003, 04:58 PM
a long curved box or capsule or whatever, then alot of small ones and a boolean subtract
or, copy, paste, move reapeat

lotmi127
12-15-2003, 05:16 PM
that would give me a series of boxes along a path, but I was thinking of having the texture move along the path.
There are several flightpaths to do so applying a grid procedural transparancy doesnt work.

Mylenium
12-15-2003, 11:53 PM
Create the object like mentioned and then use one of the following tools/ techniques to make them move/ bend on the paths:

BoneChainMorph (http://www.mdarts.com)

SplineDeformer (part of LW 7.5b and c)

FI's ZBend
PG_A
Shift SplineTransform

Good enough? I sure hope so! ;o). Look the plugins up on http://www.flay.com

Mylenium

Mylenium
12-15-2003, 11:53 PM
... ahh and don't forget Serpent, which has been part of LW since 6.0.

Mylenium

munky
12-16-2003, 04:17 AM
hi there

Perhaps you should look into clip maps and use Fi's bezier bend

regards

paul

Matt
12-16-2003, 04:51 AM
LightWolf had a tutorial that may help, maybe he can mail it to you