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09-03-2003, 10:04 AM
Hello men,
I think it is indispensable to open this thread to exchange the know-how.


09-03-2003, 10:07 AM
Someone knows if it is possible to animate the "parent command" of the objects?

I mean, is it possible to unparent an object after a certain frame, without disintegrate the previous keys, when it was parented to another one, of course?

Thank you

09-03-2003, 01:41 PM
Ciao!! Ben tornato :)

If I understand correctly what you want I think you could do this by using a simple expression, without thinking of it too much something like:

if (frame == 16)
parent -w child;
else if (frame == 0)
parent child parent;

This should work even if its not too clean I think :)
Hope it helps.

09-03-2003, 01:48 PM
HEyla Cesco!

Thank you very much.....It seems to be easy.....

ach...I had to think it before :banghead:


09-03-2003, 10:41 PM
maya 5 has animated linking :D
or so im told...

09-03-2003, 10:44 PM

...well....!! :)

I'll check it asap!


09-03-2003, 11:31 PM
har.. finally a 3dsmax advantage ;)
we had that for quite some time :wip:

09-09-2003, 12:07 AM
:D LOL! hehe... hi there
(I think Paxton missed Max so mush since he got to work on Delgo, though he doesn't say that ;) )

09-09-2003, 01:57 PM
your right!
although maya is much more powerfull over all, i do miss the simplicity and wonderfully efficient presets of max. and most of all... animated linking!!! :annoyed:
We do have a script here at work that mimics animated linking through some crazy combination of constraints... but thats the problem!!!! you need a script to do anything in maya!!! you cant even align a rotation point of a bone or an object without a script..
oh the good ol days and the intuitive workflow of 3d max..
however I have to admit now that i know maya better, i see where its power lies.. and that is its total customizability.. in that respect it is almost limitless as a program.. but infinantly more complicated and unintuitive than something like max at the same time

*stops ranting*

09-09-2003, 02:00 PM center the target!

perfect analysis for me....I agree


09-09-2003, 02:05 PM
hey cutnpaste.. sorry i didnt get that rig done this weekend..
iv been working a lot of extra hours at work.
great to see youv been buisy testing the rigs. i really really want to do some tests myself... im going to msg fist about getting the spaceship model right now..

keep up all the hard work man!

09-09-2003, 02:11 PM
don't care,
I really over-engaged by my new flash site.....

CuT site ( WIP ) (

09-09-2003, 07:01 PM
hmmmmm having trouble importing the ship model, downloaded the fbx plugin, imported the ship but nothing is in the new scene...

any ideas?

09-09-2003, 07:18 PM
false alarm...
just waited and it appeared.

09-09-2003, 07:22 PM
well then forget my last pm ;)

09-10-2003, 07:58 AM
pax: maybe you have to set your maya setup to accept file with 10000000000000000 of separated objects!!!




UAH UAH.....sorry Fist...I cannot did resist to say this buffoonery!!

pax: I just joking.... :)

:applause: welldoneCuT

09-10-2003, 10:46 AM
you're annonying cut :wip:

btw: i think it will always be a lot of objects because a lot of stuff will have to be animated.. it's not like a lot of characters where you can basically have one object ;)

but... you'll get animation controls :beer:

09-10-2003, 10:48 AM

09-20-2003, 12:17 AM
Cut, Not, Pax, grab the rigged hero and do some funny anim-test! :) C'mon boys ...
Look for it in official ftp site (you have the info!)

09-22-2003, 08:20 AM

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