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mpuoci
04-07-2004, 05:37 PM
Can animating a clip map be done? It seems like it's possible but not sure. I want to animate the progression of the gradient clip map on an object to reveal it. Do I need to create an animated one and use the image option instead? Please help.

Axis3d
04-07-2004, 05:49 PM
Yes, you can animate a clip map. If you were to pre-render a sequence of a matte, then you can have that image sequence be the clip map. If you are planning to animate a gradient to reveal something, I would not suggest the clip map approach because it will get 'clipped' mid way in your gradient. A clip map does not see grayscale values that would be in a gradient. Instead, you might want reveal your object by putting the gradient in the Transparency channel of your surfaces. You can use a null object to control the movement of all your surfaces.