Talk about team work Thanks to dean and everyone elses teamwork and input, I was able to get the results I wanted.
I’m going to attempt to attach the animated gif not sure if it will work or not.
So here is how I got my results.
1. I had to figure out how to get that spiral look in Carrara. In Bryce you can easily construct a spiral staircase using the multi-replicator function. In Carrara the Replicator simply does not have the necessary functionality to do this. However I found a way to do this in Carrara using the “Duplicate” function and I found this great video that illustrates how to make a stair case in Carrara. http://vimeo.com/39274672
2. Now that I had my Spiral shape, I added the “Spin” modifier to it and had it move from left to right along my text.
3. I made sure the hot point of the text (By default bottom of text), and the hotpoint of the Spiral where exactly centered using the “Motions” settings and as well using the “Left View” so I can make sure they are ligned up nice and pretty.
4. I figured out that 1 complete revolution of the spiral takes 48 Frames, so at 24 Frames per second, it requires 2 seconds of animation to do a complete loop.
I need to have this looping perfectly, but the tricky part is getting the right speed from left to right and as well as the cycles per second in the “Spin” modifier settings, otherwise you dont get the look that I’ve achieved. I’m not sure if its a problem with the GIF loop or that I dont have something right, but it does glitch a little when it has to reloop from the start.
Comments, Suggestions would be appreciated.
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