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renderingfarmer
12-19-2003, 12:19 PM
I'm not to up on the cooler little mechanics of Lightwave. Is there a way to "Billboard" an object? I'm thinking back to my days with VRML where you could set one face or side or whatever to always face towards the camera.

I've currently got an animation going where the camera is zipping all around several 3d-logos which are moving around themselves, thus I would love to have them all adjusting themselves to face the cam, 'cause it'd be a ***** to do it manually.

If I may be picky, I'm mainly on a mac (PC is available, but... uugh I just don't wanna), so if there's a way to do it without a lot of complicated plug-ins that's be even better.

Much thanks in advance!

Mylenium
12-19-2003, 01:59 PM
Motion Panel -> Target object. That's all. Just have your objects probperly aligned on the Z axis (in Modeler) before applying this setting.

Mylenium

renderingfarmer
12-19-2003, 04:27 PM
ah wonderful; this is a great trick. Exactly what I needed. thanks.