View Full Version : switching between intances? can it be done?

05 May 2003, 12:21 PM
I'm working on a project for school, a compositing short. I would like to have a swarm of flies go from flying to landing (its the title shot and they land to spell out the title and then crawl around). I need to find out how to switch from one instanced animation to another (I'm figuring its 2 seperate animations). When they land they need to stop flapping their wings and begin to crawl. More directly, when they reach a certain goal, they change instances. any ideas?

note: I'm not to proficient with mel or expresions... but I'd like to learn.

05 May 2003, 04:59 PM
just create your own PerParticle Attribute and change it in runtime expression. then assign that PP Attribute to the ObjectIndex Attribute of the Instancer

05 May 2003, 09:06 PM
maybe one additional word to the lord of checkered shirts :):

you have to click the "allow all data types" flag in the instancer to *see* your own per particle attributes in order to assign them to the onjectId in the instancer..



svenip: why are you still here?
i thought we get rid of you soon to US? :)

05 May 2003, 07:39 AM
thanks guys... sorry it took so long to reply back, I was a school all day.. I'll give it a try:)

05 May 2003, 07:48 AM
hey alex, i'm leaving on 1th of july. so you have to bear me one more month :)

till the end of may i'm at davids place and getting mad

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