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hbomber040
01-25-2007, 06:10 PM
I am trying to do a liquid metal effect morphing into a sword blade. I need some advice or tutorials on how to accomplish this...please help

JBT27
01-28-2007, 07:56 AM
You would be better doing this from the sword object. Build your sword then create a morph map and push and pull the verts into a pool of liquid, whatever shape you want.

So the base mesh is the sword and the morph mapped version is the liquid pool shape.

You shouldn't need particles for this.

Have a look at this video:

ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/Vidz/ApplyMorph.mov

to give you a clue, and check out any others that Newtek may have:

http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/tutorials/videos/

Julian.

JBT27
01-28-2007, 08:45 AM
Geez - I just noticed you posted this under a different heading on a different forum as well.....I should pay more attention!

Hope you're getting it done OK.

Julian.

McFilms
02-10-2007, 07:27 AM
That's a great idea JBT27!

I have a shot that could be done in a similar fashion, having blood form words.:thumbsup:

Dodgy
02-10-2007, 08:06 AM
Even better is to use clothfx to melt the sword. Save the melt as a few morph targets then reverse the morph sequence in morph mixer.