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05 May 2003, 11:24 AM
IŽm setting up a Replacement Animation in Max5 but I cant get it to work.
When I use $.visibility = 0 it works great, but $.visibility = 1 it doesnŽt show the object, it hides it, just like = 0.

Does anyone have any idea why and how I can make it work?


05 May 2003, 12:04 PM
From maxscript help:

<node>.visibility Boolean default: true -- animatable

This is a boolean property (unlike its value as a signed float in the 3ds max Track View) - true or on denotes visible, false or off invisible. Animate this property to control an node's visibility at render-time,

By default, there is no controller assigned to the visibility track. Accessing the .controller property of the visibility track will throw an error. In order to be able to add keys and manipulate them, there must be a controller assigned. Animating the property as shown above will force 3ds max to assign a controller automatically. You can also assign a controller manually to the .visibility property:

for example:

--assigns a controller:

$foo.visibility = bezier_float()

--set the current value to semi-visible:

$foo.visibility.controller.value = 0.5

--animate the value to 0 on frame 100

animate on at time 100 $foo.visibility.controller.value = 0.0
So, i suppose you have animated visibility and visibility track has a controller assigned(if not assign one from dope sheet or animate the visibility to create a default controller). Then Just use

05 May 2003, 12:20 PM
Thanks! IŽll try that.

05 May 2003, 02:03 PM
I used

$.visibility = true


$.visibility = False

And then it work greate, odd that the ScriptLisener shows 0 and 1 when it dosent realy work.

Thank you wery mutch for yor help.

MVH Andreas

05 May 2003, 02:34 PM
$.visibility = off / on works pretty well, too

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