View Full Version : Alas, 6.5 user in need of heartbeat effect

11-16-2004, 07:49 AM
I need my object to pulse like a beating heart. It's an unusual object for such an effect: an extruded letter 'M.' I need it to alternately expand like a balloon and contract like something having the air sucked out of it.

Bones? Some specific effect? I'm still using the 6.5 version 'cause my boss is too cheap to upgrade.


11-16-2004, 08:16 AM
I'd say a couple of morphs should do the trick.... ;)

11-16-2004, 08:29 AM
Right. That was my thinking. But how to create the contracted version of the 'M' and how to create the inflated version, too? And remember, I'm a (reluctant) 6.5 user.

11-16-2004, 08:38 AM
It's gotta suck in toward its center, and then blow out away from its center.

11-16-2004, 08:40 AM
U got ot work with a M that is in subpatch mode..; then use whatever... magnet tool with a nice fallof will do... basically I'd have a base version (normal position), then one morph inflated and another one sucked in....

Now if you go for extreme stuff, I remember a spherize plugin somewhere... not sure.. :)

11-16-2004, 08:46 AM
well, not sure but you should also try an effector in Layout on a subpatch object.... just a though... :o but I would deform it by hand with a couple of morphs like I said... ;)