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swingrays
06-25-2009, 12:15 PM
I have a character with a walk cycle animated on it. I use a Null as a Main Mover to move it. Is there a way to animate this character walking over hills easily? Maybe using a Texture Displacement on a surface? I suppose I could get in there and do it manually, but maybe there's an easier way??

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SplineGod
06-25-2009, 03:04 PM
It depends alot on how your character is rigged and animated.
When you walk up or down hill the body leans forward or backward to stay balanced otherwise you should be able to just rotate the main mover.

Mr Rid
06-25-2009, 06:23 PM
Reminds me of the texture channel motion modifier that probably wont help, but is an interesting thing that allows you to apply a texture to a motion channel.

Here the ground and Y motion of the tires reference the same displace texture-
http://www.box.net/shared/static/pu1phipxid.mov

swingrays
06-26-2009, 07:26 AM
Actually, I had the Webinar Larry just did in mind when I was thinking abut this. The ship sailing over the wave.

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