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Michael Lizak
08-15-2007, 10:01 AM
Hi,

I'm starting a project where I need to move a line of bottles along a path. The bottles are identical. In my initial test, I moved one bottle along a motion path, then used the Follower plug-in to offset the others in time. I am working on saving out a sequential object loop from Layout and use Object Sequencer to load this loop over and over again.

Firstly, I wondering if anyone has a better way of doing this?

Can you automate the saving out sequential objects from layout?

Can all the objects in a scene be saved out as a sequential objects?

Would appreciate your suggestions.

SplineGod
08-15-2007, 10:21 AM
Hey Mike,
There is a much faster/easier way to do this. I cover something similar in my dispalcements and endomorphs DVD othewise Id explain the process.
http://www.kurvstudios.com/lightwave/displacements_II.php
This coaster in this example is a single object.Theres no expressions or motion modifiers and is very easy to setup. This took maybe 10 minutes to setup and animate.
http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/examples/roller_coaster.mov