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hunter
12-20-2007, 03:18 PM
Hi all,
I was just watching Mr. Vaughn's serpent tutorial video, thank you Proton!
And I've come upon a problem. Just a simple test scene with a sub-d block. But it's not following the path correctly. (See movie) Any clues as to why?
Thanks

ramccombe
12-20-2007, 05:21 PM
Hi Hunter, I looked at your scene and you need to change the serpent settings to end at 90 frames instead of 60.:thumbsup:

SplineGod
12-20-2007, 09:00 PM
That serpent plugin is pretty old and few features.
A MUCH better plugin is trailer from DStorm.
http://www.dstorm.co.jp/english/plugin/displace.htm
One nice thing about it is that you can combine it with other deformers such as bones, morphs, displacements etc.
Heres an example:
http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/examples/snake.mov

safetyman
12-21-2007, 06:14 AM
I agree with SplineGod, trailer works great (if a little quirky) -- I recently used it for a still image of a chain looping around a sphere. I could have used other methods, but it was easy to set up and manipulate.

hunter
12-21-2007, 08:48 AM
Thanks everyone! Really need to just look closer at the settings. :o
Yeah Trailer is way better. I use it all the time at work to animate the paths of police chases over a map for use at trial. I was just checking to see if serpent had been updated any.
Thanks again.