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lord
04-30-2003, 05:52 PM
Please someone tell me I can animate a gradient beyond it's layer opacity?

Yes?

Mylenium
05-01-2003, 09:36 AM
Nope. This is not Maya or XSI, just good old LW.

Mylenium

Matt
05-01-2003, 01:10 PM
dunno why they never did this from the start, EVERYTHING that has a value should be enveloped.

lord
05-01-2003, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Mylenium
Nope. This is not Maya or XSI, just good old LW.

Mylenium

..... or 3dsmax.

so what can Lightwave do then? ;)

marvin
05-01-2003, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by lord
so what can Lightwave do then? ;)
Lightwave is excellent for modelling. It also has one of the best rendering engines out there. I don't know about XSI, but it's renderer is better than 3dsmax and it kills Maya.

marvin

hcoat
05-01-2003, 07:06 PM
It has some limitation which means you have to be more creative than in some of the other programs mentioned. BUT YES you can animate gradients. It's much the same way as animating displacement maps. Add a Null and and use one of the distance to object options, after doing this you should be able to select your null and move it to animate your gradient. Give it some thought and you will most likely find a way to get the effect that you want.

see
it's not so bad.

lord
05-01-2003, 08:29 PM
Yeah, I know, just a little frustrated with Lightwaves limitations at the moment.
I will get over it.

Lightwave's great modeling, wonderful rendering, and beautiful community.

Hcoat, will try your suggestion.

Cheers for all the moral support.