View Full Version : In love with Pathfinder


richardjoly
04 April 2006, 04:37 PM
There was a lot of talk recently about Pathfinder so I thought I'd give it a look.
I got that plugin in a set when I bought Dante couple years ago and never turned my attention to it. Big mistake. Last year I had a job where the camera follows the flow of contaminated water beeing purified through a maze of pipes and gizmos. I had to fake it in After Effects with animated masks and all. I recreated a simple pipe system to show you how easy that job could have been.

You can see the animation here:
http://www.rdn.qc.ca/free/flow.mov

http://www.rdn.qc.ca/free/Pathfinder_setup.jpg

Vizfizz
04 April 2006, 04:47 PM
Pathfinder is a beautiful thing.

tjs61822
04 April 2006, 10:03 PM
Very nice Rick! You probably already know this but it can also follow a null path which is easy to adjust within animator. Your method is much easier though since you are trying to match the inside of the pipes.

Tim

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