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rkuban
10-07-2004, 03:28 PM
I am working on an animation in LW 8 and am trying to figure how to make a car drive along a hilly road without having to keyframe each frame. I have use LW for a while for basic things and am now getting more involved with it. How can I make 2 objects repel each other to make it look like the car is actually touching the road?

I know this might be a simple procedure. Does this involve dynamics such as Cloth Fx or Hard Fx? The manual isn't intuitive enough to lead me through it. How do those work if it is them?

Any help would be appreciated

ingo
10-08-2004, 03:39 AM
Well, since Lightwave is divorced into two programs its a bit difficult, but the general workflow looks like in this tutorial :

http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/animation/object-path/index.html

Exper
10-08-2004, 03:52 AM
You can use the free plugin Vertigo (http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1934). :cool:

Silkrooster
10-08-2004, 09:07 PM
Exper,
Some time could you post how you did your avatar. I am interested in that type of artwork. Great for home movies, etc.
Silk

Exper
10-09-2004, 02:55 AM
@Silkrooster... thanks... you can find a little more about my avatar in this Thread: Little Test! (http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=5634).
I'm planning a simple/short Tutorial (not modelling) about the Caustics and HV glows as soon as I'll have some spare time!