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Old 12-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Pat Vince
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Blendshape equivilent for UVs?


I'm basically trying to set up a blendshape which just deforms the Uv's of my object. (A cat's eye to make the pupil dialated and big... like puss in boots!)

Obviously I tried the normal blendshape method and that doesn't work with Uv changes.
So I made UV tweaks to the main eye and keyframed them. It worked and I can use the slider on the animation timeline to slide between the two states.

What I need now is to have these two states controlled by a Set Driven Key. I have all the other blendshapes running from SDKs so ideally I need this to as well.

The problem is, when I open the SDK window for the eye I have no option to select the keys from the animation timeline as a point of reference for the controller to use. Is there a way to get around this?

I can't be the only person who's ever wanted to animated UV changes with sliders?!
Old 12-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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I'm confused.

Why would you need to 'select the keys from the animation timeline as a point of reference' when setting SDKs?

Select your controlling attribute as driver, select each UV tweak node as Driven, set your 'states' and hit Key.
Old 12-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #3
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Why dont you simply control the offset attribute of the 2d placement node of your filetexture with SDKs? It provides another layer of control to texture mapping other than UVs

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:31 AM   #4
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It is technically possible to keyframe individual uvs with MEL. You could keyframe then and then connect a blendshape with set driven key.
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