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    slight problem

    Hey all, I've been rattling my brain about this for quite some time now, I've got this mechanical spider and its in two segments with wires and tubes in the middle. The back and the front move independantly, but what i have a problem with is the wires in the middle. i need each end of the wire to stick to each segment and i want to use motion designer on the wire in the middle. so how can i stick each end of the wire onto the segments?

    Thanx in advance for any help

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    hi there!

    I don't know much about motion designer, but I know that worley labs (check has a plugin for this type of animations...

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    LightJustice Panikos's Avatar
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    Worley - Taft Hoser

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    Dance Commander WCameron's Avatar
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    to use Motion Designer in that way I believe you'd have to
    physically attach the end of the wires and tubes to the leg

    second to Hoser - which has kinda a weird setup process in that the geometry has to be at 0,0,0. check out:

    Shift Spline Transform:
    Uses a spline to deform geometry in layout. you'd
    have to Keyframe the tubes or set up some kind of expresion...

    Rope Rig:

    depending on the scene and setup it might be better to use
    Bones (Rope Rig) and either hand animate any dangle or
    sway of the ropes or use Effector nulls or somehting along those lines.

    - Will.
    "All those with Psychokinesis, raise my hand."
    - The Doctor.
    The Room With No Doors
    by Kate Orman.

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    check this thread

    A simlar technique may work. Use a ribbon stand-in to get the calculations, save the .mdd file and use the MD meta plug in displacement to apply it to your real object.
    Works great and will be really easy in LW8.


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