View Full Version : making surfaces grow on letters?

08-19-2003, 01:22 PM
Ive been trying this for the last 2 days and I keep running into walls.
I have a 3 d letter wich I want the side surfaces to grow onto, Basically starting from the ground going up and around the curves(in this case a lowercase n) and connecting to the other side where they meet. Ive tried mormphs but they end up being to linear and dont follow the contour of the letter as they grow they simply start off small and increase in size over time rather than growing around the surface. So how is this done. Ive seen it in the movies on commercials. Ive heard that maya has something that will record as you build a model but does lightwave?

08-19-2003, 01:31 PM
If I'm understanding you correctly, couldn't you just use a clip map with a null as a reference and animate the null mving up the Y axis? Maybe I'm missing what you're asking?

08-20-2003, 02:43 AM
Surface Effectors from Prem Subrahmanyam might be an idea, but it does depend on what you are trying to achieve as an effect. I've used it successfully in similar sounding projects.