Digital Art Zone

 
     
Animation query
Posted: 05 July 2012 06:06 AM   [ Ignore ]
New Member
Avatar
Total Posts:  23
Joined  2003-10-09

Hi All, Anyone know if it’s possible to animate the opacity of an item in DS4? thanks, gav

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 July 2012 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  13404
Joined  2003-10-09

Not using the supplied shaders, but in Shader Mixer the Variable brick does give you access to the Time variable.

 Signature 

DAZ Studio Frequently Asked Questions

Index of free DAZ Studio scripts and plugins list

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 July 2012 08:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
New Member
Avatar
Total Posts:  23
Joined  2003-10-09

Thank you I shall try and get my head round bricks and shaders. gav

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 July 2012 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  73
Joined  2008-02-05
gcookman - 05 July 2012 06:06 AM

Hi All, Anyone know if it’s possible to animate the opacity of an item in DS4? thanks, gav

Of course, I don’t know exactly what you are doing, but when I need something to disappear, I change the scale to zero.

 Signature 

http://www.medhueanimations.com/

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 July 2012 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  162
Joined  2006-05-14

You can animate the opacity using Casual’s MatAnim script:

https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts/matanim

It’s a bit easier than learning Shader Mixer smile - although Shader Mixer is an invaluable and fun skill in the long term.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 July 2012 05:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
New Member
Avatar
Total Posts:  23
Joined  2003-10-09

Once again thanks carnite spot on. gav

Profile