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cscardinal
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.

Chris
LW9 on Mac G5

Lightwolf
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.

Cheers,
Mike

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

C.