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Steve Warner
09 September 2002, 04:33 PM
Sometimes the most common effects are the most perplexing and difficult to achieve. I've posted here before about morphing a plane to a sphere to create the effect of a map turning into a globe. There just didn't seem to be an easy way to do it. The Wrap_Sphere plugin was not condusive for use in morph targets. And as it turns out, Boris FX and After FX don't like long, rectangualar shapes for their Sphereize effects.

I ended up getting this to work by manually rotating each of the polys from a sphere until it was flat. Not the most elegant solution, but it worked.

Since I wasn't able to find this effect anywhere else on the net, I decided to make my files available. This isn't the type of thing you'll use that often, but should you need it, it will save you a few hours of your time.



09 September 2002, 04:37 PM
What a Guy! Thanx for the support! :buttrock:

09 September 2002, 05:16 PM
Thanks alot! It's very nice that you share this with the rest of the community!


09 September 2002, 06:06 PM
Weary nice from u Steve! Thanx for sharing :thumbsup:
Then i needed to do this effect i was made it in Cinema 4D with splines and NURB skin...

Lizard Head
09 September 2002, 08:11 PM
Thank you Mr Warner

Great Problem Solving!!!!


09 September 2002, 10:16 PM
how about a tutorial that covers the steps to get this.... sorry...I have to ask :)

09 September 2002, 10:23 PM
There is always a need for a good globe model!

Thanks for making it available to everyone!

See Ya,
Philip Nelson

09 September 2002, 11:13 PM
thanks thanks thanks!

09 September 2002, 11:39 PM
Not sure I'll use it, but hey "Free Map to Globe thing". Thanks.

Steve Warner
09 September 2002, 01:27 AM
Hey guys! You're welcome! Lightwave has more going for it than just a great program. It supports a tremendous community, and has for years. I remember finding resources like LightROM and Club Toaster very helpful early on. It is my pleasure to be able to give back to the group. Wherever possible, I plan on making my models, scenes, and textures freely available for the community. After all, I've benefitted from the time, support, and wisdom of so many before me.

Proton, I'd be happy to put a tutorial together. Like the other Lightwave tutorials I'm working on (the list keeps growing!), it will have to wait until after October 14th, the day my Army project is due.

Take care!


09 September 2002, 01:31 AM
Very Cool...Looking forward to it:bounce:

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