View Full Version : spline to motion path?


qwertykd
10 October 2004, 06:33 PM
hey there, this is just a general "does this exist" in lightwave question....i was wondering if there was a way to convert a motion path to a spline object, and vice versa. editing curves and complex motions, as well as creating drawn text would be easier if this were possible. I found a plug on flay for spline to motion path, but not in reverse :(...any help on this is appreciated!

qwertykd
10 October 2004, 03:17 PM
eeh....anyone have any thoughts at all?

uncommongrafx
10 October 2004, 03:45 PM
You know why no one answered? Cuz it's already in there.

Modeler has it built in, iirc, and Layout has needed added plugs to do it. What you found and what you didn't.

Which version are you using?

qwertykd
10 October 2004, 06:24 PM
i have lightwave 8. But u say these functions are already built in?... iirc <----whats that?

uncommongrafx
10 October 2004, 06:34 PM
IF I recall correctly

And in modeler, check out the Export section of the Files menu.

qwertykd
10 October 2004, 07:06 PM
i found that out....that you can export the spline to motion, but how do i get a motion path to a spline?

uncommongrafx
10 October 2004, 08:45 PM
http://www.premdesign.com/free.html
Prem is the man!
http://flay.com is your friend. Go up to plugins and put in 'path'. More are available.

SplineGod
10 October 2004, 09:53 PM
You can do a path extrude with a single point poly and convert that to a spline. :)

qwertykd
10 October 2004, 11:35 PM
ooh hey thx...getting from motion back to spline was buggin me

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