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02-24-2004, 06:38 AM
I have a scene with many objects that need to dissolve at the same time. I was hoping to parent them all to a null and dissolve the null, but test renders show no dissolve. I can't find any text on parenting dissolve. Is this possible, or is there another way to perform multi-object dissolve without setting all object keyframes individually?

02-24-2004, 06:53 AM
open SPREADSHEET, set: object properties- rendering options, select all the objects to dissolve and key the envelope^^

02-24-2004, 02:02 PM
I wouldn't do that... Depending on the length of the dissolve and your render settings (reflection, refractions, raytrace shadows) your render times could go thru the roof. Crossfades in a compositing app or editing prog are much better controlable and you can even change the timing without too much trouble. The downside is of course, that you would need different versions of your render (at least for the frames where the dissolve shall occur). However, it's a minor burden compared to having to fiddle with tons of envelopes.