Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Is there a way to clone an object with expression attached to it?

  1. #1
    Registered User Dennik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Winston Salem NC
    Posts
    202

    Is there a way to clone an object with expression attached to it?

    I'm having a hard time cloning objects without messing up the referenced names in the channel expressions. I have to manually go in there, and make a clone of the expression and fix the names.
    Is there a way to do this automatically? Otherwise it defeats the purpose.

  2. #2
    automator of tasks xchrisx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    593
    Blog Entries
    6
    depending on what you need to do, can you use an intermediary object for the expression. For example, use a null in the expression as a control rather than the object's name, then manipulate the null as a controller? If you need to make each of the expressions unique to a specific object, then you might try Relativity as it supports a SELF option that LW expressions do not.
    My Lscript Collection | LinkedIn
    3D Generalist IGT

  3. #3
    Registered User Dennik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Winston Salem NC
    Posts
    202
    Relativity would be a good idea! The self option is what I need. The big drawback I see so far though is that it doesn't give realtime feedback. Unless I'm missing something here.

  4. #4
    automator of tasks xchrisx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    593
    Blog Entries
    6
    There is a built in script/plugin that comes with lightwave (mine is in the Additional Plugins > generic Plugins > *REL:Make_Rel_Interactive) which should fix your problem and make relativity interactive.
    My Lscript Collection | LinkedIn
    3D Generalist IGT

  5. #5
    Registered User Dennik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Winston Salem NC
    Posts
    202
    Quote Originally Posted by xchrisx View Post
    There is a built in script/plugin that comes with lightwave (mine is in the Additional Plugins > generic Plugins > *REL:Make_Rel_Interactive) which should fix your problem and make relativity interactive.
    Wow. I'm really happy its actually something that I missed, and not something that just isn't there! Thanks a bunch Chris!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •