View Full Version : Surfacing Effects

02-16-2009, 01:46 PM
You have all seen it in various commercials and things. The one that immediately sticks in my mind is the sprint commercial with the pin dropping.
How do they produce the effect of the surface spreading onto a wireframe? I would like to try doing it but I haven't the slightest clue where to start.
I know that I could probably create the effect using two seperate movies and doing some transition work, but is there a way to do it in Lightwave?

02-16-2009, 04:08 PM
Animated mix map comes to mind, would probably have to be uv'ed, or just scale up a circle texture over time, used in the mixer node. The only way of mapping wireframe that I can think of is to render it normally, then camera map that render onto solid geometry, then blend from that to the surface.