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    How to animate folding doors

    Hi, I've been using Lightwave on and off for a few years but I've never got into animating apart from simple camera moves.

    Can anyone tell me the best way to animate folding doors (bi-folds), should I use bones if so how should they be setup?

    Does anyone know of a tutorial I could look through?

    For reference look at the images and video on this site
    http://www.ukbifold.co.uk/
    http://www.ukbifold.co.uk/Gallery/img.html

    Many thanks!

    Grant

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    A pic to illustrate the door in question would help to answer that one. I think using bones might be over complicating it. Parenting and a few motion modifiers should do what your asking.

    Have you seen the free lightwave vids? They are here-

    http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/24hours_training.php


    Checkout the "ANIMATION" section- This might be of particular use....

    ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/blinds.mov

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    Also have a look at the one a few down 'setting up an accordian style hinge' which shows making a tri-fold door with bones.
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    Perfect!!!

    Many thanks to both of you!

    Both of those videos are exactly what I need.

    The bi-fold doors I'm modeling and animating feature internal blinds.

    thanks again

    Grant

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