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Offline weezer19

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How to animate extending/retracting material
« on: July 14, 2018, 07:03:10 am »
This is my first Post.  I couldn't find this Topic in a Search, but my apologies if this has been covered already.  I need to animate a part getting longer.  My CREO model "extends" simply by modifying the Pattern quantity from 1 to 10.  My model looks like a corrugated metal fire pit ring (Pattern qty 1) and the extended state is simply that same geometry Patterned 10 times.  Best exampled is like animating the extension of a vent hose on a clothes Dryer (corrugated/accordion tubing).

Offline HaroldL

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Re: How to animate extending/retracting material
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 01:19:44 pm »
You could probably do something like in the anim attached to this post, only in reverse to give the impression of extending.

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Re: How to animate extending/retracting material
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 01:59:20 am »
For this animation you need:
- the entire / final geometry (qty 10)
- a color fade texture (B&W) in the opacity channel
- a number animation linked to the shift of the color fade texture moving the transparency from bottom to to


Hope that helps

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Marco

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