View Full Version : Motion Mixer: Please help... what's going on?

08-27-2006, 02:17 AM
Ok so I tried TWO online tutorials for this before asking a question. Both are located on the Lightwave3d.com site ("curtain" tutorial and the "flag" video tutorial).

Everything in both instances seems to be fine until I calculate. Instead of being cool looking cloth motion I get something where it seems the geometry "explodes" towards the camera (no matter where I place the camera) and then the geometry vanishes completely (even when rendered).

It's kind of hard to describe except that once I hit "start" to calculate the geometry gets HUGE in relation to the camera (even my image map pixelates) and then the geo. goes away, though a bounding box is left.

Anyone got ideas? I've got subdivision to "last" etc. I've done both tutorials several times...no avail.

Thanks. :cursin:

08-27-2006, 02:34 AM
I have never tried doing this myself but it sounds like you may have a scale problem, mabe you should reduce the ammount that it effects your object to about 1% of what it does now?
Dont know if thats relevant, but just a thought.

08-27-2006, 07:35 AM
mine doing the same.

also it adds a frame for each time I hit start and if I change a setting it quits calculating and flag just sits there, so unless I write settings down and reload flag everytime I try to set different numbers, I loose control of any calculations. So I don't know just what has changed or why it's not working.

I see 9 is out now so I can say I'm trying it in 9. Don't have 8 loaded anymore to try that.

08-27-2006, 07:56 AM
Tried Dynamics...works there.
does as advertised and doesn't add frames.

Try this...scene and model below.

Open scene...click on properties...go to dynamics tab....hit calculate.
Look thru panels to see settings.

08-27-2006, 11:45 AM
mine doing the same.
I see 9 is out now so I can say I'm trying it in 9. Don't have 8 loaded anymore to try that.

I forgot I had 8 installed still so I loaded the scene and it seems to work just fine. I didn't even need to tweak anything.

Looks like maybe a LW 9 bug. :thumbsdow

08-27-2006, 01:08 PM
I've reported this in the bug forum in case anyone cares to comment further.