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chrisd
02-09-2004, 12:34 PM
I'm currently animating a character singing. I want him to swop the mic from his left hand to his right. I thought I would have two mics, one parented to each hand and turn the visability on and off, but I can't work out how to do this. Alternatively just swop the parent from one hand to the other. Could any one please help.

Ratboy
02-09-2004, 08:38 PM
Switch camera positions while the mike's in the air? Just a thought... ;)

John Fornasar
02-09-2004, 08:39 PM
I thought I would have two mics, one parented to each hand and turn the visability on and off, but I can't work out how to do this.

That's the standard way to do it... do you mean the visibility?

Set your keyframe where you want to switch the mic, select the object, go to Item Properties (p), Render tab, and use Object Dissolve. Hit the "E" envelope, set it to 100% for the second mike, 0% for the first. Set "Incoming Curve" to Stepped.

chrisd
02-10-2004, 02:23 AM
Thanks John for your help will try your method out right now.

Satchie
02-11-2004, 01:56 AM
I don't know if we do have constrains in LW, but in other program, the way to do this is turning on and off two constrains that bind the mic to a hand, turn off left hand constrain and turn on right constrain... investigate a similar way in LW.