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  02 February 2013
animation light HELP

Good day

I need HELP I have no idea how to do this.

I need to animate a stair case with each step that lights up when you stand on it. they light up and start to fade out while it gets farther away from the person. imagine a wave of light represented on the steps with more intensity close to the person and less intensity far away from the person.

I need to animate this in a really short scene nothing really fancy. but I just dont know where to begin.

thanks in advance
  02 February 2013
You can set something up using the reaction controller.
Use a dummy and setup states controling the lights multiplier based upon its distance from one of the lights.

The 3dsmax help gives an example you can adapt to your needs.

Example: To make the position of a sphere react to the position of a box:

Hope it helps.
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  02 February 2013
Why not just animate the character up/down the stairs and then keyframe each light's intensity as the character goes past. Simple.
  02 February 2013
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