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    Mirroring mdd

    Hello,

    Can anyone help. I need to know if Lightwave can mirror an object being animated by an mdd file?

    The object is a figure dancing, and all i want to do is mirror that in Layout, so to have another figure doing the same but as a mirror. Is it possible?

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    Try using Dponts mdd node and multiplying by a -1 vector in X
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    For mirroring on X axis a centered object:
    -Move the object on X, clone it.
    -Check Key Move "On" for both object & clone.
    -Multiply X position & X Size of clone by -1.
    -Make the surface of object double-sided.

    The other way, Displacement node editor is more complicated.

    Denis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extent
    Try using Dponts mdd node and multiplying by a -1 vector in X
    The MDD_Pointer node do a delta displacement which is
    added to the point position so a scale by -1 is not enough.

    Denis.

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    thanks

    Denis,

    Many thanks for this solution. I did as suggested in the quote and also rotated the clone 180 so both figures are standing on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpont
    For mirroring on X axis a centered object:
    -Move the object on X, clone it.
    -Check Key Move "On" for both object & clone.
    -Multiply X position & X Size of clone by -1.
    -Make the surface of object double-sided.

    The other way, Displacement node editor is more complicated.

    Denis.

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