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Klixx
06-16-2006, 01:59 PM
Can someone please fill me in on how to animate rotating helicopter blades, i have project coming up...and i just switched from maya..so i need a ll the help..:)..Max rocks

AnharMiah
07-06-2006, 02:00 PM
ok, being a complete "newbie" myself, I would suggest that you could do it a couple of ways:

(1) Use keys frames, and manually rotate the blade positions every 90 Degree or so

(2) Get the blades to follow a path, or use the rotate controller, you have to assign it and set rotations (I don't know how to explain it any better)

(3) attach a motor function I've seen it somewere but I my self don't know how to use the motor function (if someone else could exlpain that would be great)

Good Luck :)

Anhar

Squash-n-Stretch
07-16-2006, 05:53 PM
Yeah if someone could explain the third possibility I would also be very appreciative.

Tarkus
07-18-2006, 06:03 AM
Yo, just did a quick search, heres a decent tutorial on using "Reactor Motor".
http://www.3dm3.com/tutorials/noobs/reactor_motor/

cheers.

AnharMiah
07-18-2006, 12:35 PM
cool, thanks for the link, now I know how to use the motor! :)

Anhar

Squash-n-Stretch
07-19-2006, 03:06 PM
Yeah, thanks for that Tarkus. Just what I needed (curse my brain for always forgetting to use google)

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