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Posted: 11 June 2012 10:43 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I applied a morph to the hoist hook and then tried to make the rescue basket a child but to no avail, notice the hook is just below the helicopter in the second photo and the basket is still up. is it possible to make a morphed object a parent to another object.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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you might find the parenting is associated with the hotspot so animating the hotspot might be the go
rather than the verticie


just a thought

err I mean hotpoint

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Posted: 12 June 2012 12:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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thanks, unfortunately it didn’t work:-/:smirk:

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Posted: 12 June 2012 12:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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oh smile

well animating the hotpoint works for me sorry,- as far as moving a child object
but then again, that is just about the same work as animating the objects themselves Iguess.
And you can’t relate a hotpoint animation to a morph automatically.



unless…

Fenric has a plug in ERC which might help?

edit or just use a bone?

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Posted: 12 June 2012 01:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have fenrick, i’ll give it a try..

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Posted: 12 June 2012 04:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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HI mhscspo smile

A morph will only change the shape of an object.
It won’t change the position.

When you parent one object to another object , whaty you’re doing is connecting the positions tohether, so tht the child follows the position of the parent.

With a morph, the Positions of the “parent and child objects” don’t change, only the shape of the parent is changing

Normally, you would either create a model with Bones,. and then parent the child to a specific bone,. as Head Wax suggested.

You could also make the parent and child into one single vertex model, then delete and re-create the morph to lower the hoist and basket

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Posted: 12 June 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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did you make the Chopper model?

I have made a few propeller aircraft in my days and have never liked any from of PROPELLER even with a motion blur! I have always used a Circle PLANE with a transparency done out of PS.

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Posted: 12 June 2012 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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RichardChaos - 12 June 2012 12:09 PM

did you make the Chopper model?

I have made a few propeller aircraft in my days and have never liked any from of PROPELLER even with a motion blur! I have always used a Circle PLANE with a transparency done out of PS.

I got the model from The 3DStudio and the rescue basket from PerspectX, I reworked the blades so that they would flex (thanks to 3dage), and added morphs to various parts of the chopper. I just can’t find a way to parent anything after having morphs applied, I tried “headwax and 3dage’s point of view but unfortunately nothing worked. The only other solution for me was to do the animation myself and use NLA clips.

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Posted: 12 June 2012 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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hya

well I just ran it through carrra

eg of what you want to do
assuming the rope with hook is straight
just bone the rope with eg two bones
assuming the second bone moves the hook verticies area
(as 3dage suggested) child the basket to the second bone
works fine
you can constrain the bone movement to slider or shaft etc
my preference normally is morphs but here a bone is the weapon of choice

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