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exit6
05-11-2006, 03:32 PM
I'm trying to get fake liquid to fill in gaps between bricks for this animation. It doesn't have to be photo-real so I'm just going to morph between full and empty. Is there a way to make the morph "spread," from one end to the other rather than all the points go at once? It's kind of hard to explain so I'm attaching the morph source and target so you can see what I mean. Thanks in advance --

SplineGod
05-11-2006, 05:15 PM
You can do that using a texture to control the morph using the normal displacement plugin. :)

exit6
05-11-2006, 05:22 PM
How do I do that? Is there a tutorial or something somewhere?

SplineGod
05-11-2006, 05:34 PM
Im not aware of any online but I do have a couple of CDs that cover the subject in depth.
http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/displacements.htm
and
http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/displacements2.htm

Theres example animations on both pages showing what can be done. :)

The idea is to use a gradient, procedural with falloff or animated image map to control
when and where the morph occurs and you only need one endomorph.

exit6
05-11-2006, 06:08 PM
Ahh, endomorphs. I'm still stuck in the old school morph method. I need to take the plunge, I guess. Still paying the price for going from v5.x to v8! I'll look those pages over -- thanks again!

SplineGod
05-11-2006, 06:17 PM
You can convert your morph object to an endomorph easily enough.
Put your base object in the foreground layer and your morph object in a background layer. Under the MAP Tab use the background to morph tool.
Endomorphs are WAY more powerful then the old way of doing morphs Check out the example videos on my page and youll see what I mean :)

exit6
05-11-2006, 06:27 PM
I knew they made big advances in that area, I'm just always under the gun and have to go with what I know. But this is a good oppurtunity to evolve a little -- I'll definitely check out the videos.

SplineGod
05-11-2006, 09:24 PM
I hear that! :)
Its nice to have resources around for when we are under the gun and dont have time to experiment.

exit6
05-12-2006, 07:24 PM
I'll post a movie when it's all ready. You rule --

exit6
05-13-2006, 12:51 AM
Here's a link to the end result. (http://www.exit6.net/b2b/sor_11_c_1.mov) It's not perfect but good enough for basic cable! It's for a show on The History Channel called "Back to the Blueprint." (check your local listings)
Thanks again --

SplineGod
05-13-2006, 01:03 AM
Nice! Glad to have helped out :)