View Full Version : Can this be done?

06-18-2007, 01:40 PM
I'm sure the answer is "yes", but it currently beyond my skillset with LW.

Please see the attached jpeg. I would like to animate the top roadway surface to have a displacement or bump map that will raise the top surface moving from left to right in a controllable fashion, being able to stop at specific points along the way. I would also like the raised portion to change color, as in changing from the roadway surface map to solid yellow.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

LW9 on Mac G5

06-18-2007, 01:53 PM
Use a greyscale map, black is the lowest level, white the highest, map planar as a displacement map along the Y axis. Move and position to taste.

The change of the surface colour could be done by using a gradient set to Y distance to a Null object that you'd attach to the base of the object.

There's plenty of other way though (such as using nodes) ... but this should get you started.


06-18-2007, 01:58 PM
Oh, and here is the object in question...