View Full Version : best way to animate die rolling on table?

05-15-2005, 03:09 AM
what would be the best way to animate die rolling on table?

can i get an object to recognize the ground?

i am using nulls atm, but of course the die is rotating on its own axis. ie: going thru the 'floor'.

05-15-2005, 05:03 AM
Parent the dice to a null then animate the null, the dice will of course follow the null. But then of course you can also add extra secondary movement by animating the the dice, rotating etc as they follow the null. Then use an expression to stop them passing through the ground. More info on that here http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=235137

05-15-2005, 05:47 AM
Why not use Hard FX and make the ground a collision object.

Let LightWave do the physics for you.