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Offline zooropa

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Apply same rotation to different parts
« on: December 04, 2017, 05:12:19 am »
Hi I was wondering if I can apply on animation wizard to all different parts of my model.
I am making parts of my model rotate with the same principle. So I just need to apply one type of animation to all my parts.
The only problem is that they need to start to move with a 200 ms difference. I guess this i need to change manually.

I know I can copy paste an action, but I do not know how to assign it to a different part.

Thanks a lot!
Bruno

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Re: Apply same rotation to different parts
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 06:00:07 am »
Hi!

1. Create your first rotation, go to the scene tree, right click on the animation and select copy animation.
2. In the scene tree, select the parts you want to copy the animation to, right click > animation > paste animation or paste linked animation depending on whether you want to adjust length/duration etc. individually.

You have to adjust the offset manually.
Hope it helps.

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Re: Apply same rotation to different parts
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 11:57:28 am »
I would use the workflow Esben has posted with copy the animation and paste it unlinked to the different parts. Then you can change the animation start time in every line (animation bar).

Or you change the FPS to 5 (just type it in the box and hit Enter). Now can drag each animation line in one step 200 ms forward.

Hope that helps

Cheers
Marco

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Re: Apply same rotation to different parts
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 08:32:51 am »
Hi!

1. Create your first rotation, go to the scene tree, right click on the animation and select copy animation.
2. In the scene tree, select the parts you want to copy the animation to, right click > animation > paste animation or paste linked animation depending on whether you want to adjust length/duration etc. individually.

You have to adjust the offset manually.
Hope it helps.


Thanks a lot Esben, like always!!!!


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Re: Apply same rotation to different parts
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 08:33:11 am »
I would use the workflow Esben has posted with copy the animation and paste it unlinked to the different parts. Then you can change the animation start time in every line (animation bar).

Or you change the FPS to 5 (just type it in the box and hit Enter). Now can drag each animation line in one step 200 ms forward.

Hope that helps

Cheers
Marco

Thanks Marco, I am following this method ;)

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Re: Apply same rotation to different parts
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 08:29:30 pm »
at the same time, you need to change the pivots for all different parts.

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Re: Apply same rotation to different parts
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 09:39:18 am »
Thanks both ! My kind of first animation. Lot to learn.
After getting crazy pasting and changing some things for each of the parts...I remembered Esben's tutorial regarding mirroring (scissors). I just mirrored one quarter (animated)...and bum...the animation already there in my symmetrical model.

It also helped A LOT to convert the model to block instances in Rhino....The FPS went up...crazy (nurbs mode off).

Ok I need to keep testing materials and light...

Just wanted to thank you, also Dries...genius.


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Re: Apply same rotation to different parts
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 01:01:45 pm »
Pretty interesting result!
A lot of parts for your first animation.

After getting crazy pasting and changing some things for each of the parts...I remembered Esben's tutorial regarding mirroring (scissors). I just mirrored one quarter (animated)...and bum...the animation already there in my symmetrical model.

Ha, that is cool! Didn't know the trick worked for animations as well :)

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Re: Apply same rotation to different parts
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 02:29:14 pm »
Pretty interesting result!
A lot of parts for your first animation.

After getting crazy pasting and changing some things for each of the parts...I remembered Esben's tutorial regarding mirroring (scissors). I just mirrored one quarter (animated)...and bum...the animation already there in my symmetrical model.

Ha, that is cool! Didn't know the trick worked for animations as well :)

Thanks Esben!!!