LW instancing an instancer?

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Display Modes
  07 July 2016
LW instancing an instancer?

So I have a single arrow representing air flow, which scales up from 0, does a little semi curvy path into a pipe, and scales away.

I set up a Motion Path Instancer on it, so once it goes, a bunch more arrows do the same dance 1 second behind each other.


Now I want to duplicate that whole setup, and radially spin it around the center of the pipe so like 5 streams of arrows are radiating into my pipe.

I've tried doing a radial instance on a null in the middle of the pipe with my with my arrow parented under it, hoping I could create 5 instances of my first instancer, but it doesnt seem to be working?

I've also tried Cloning of the Hierarchy of the PipeNull/ArrowStream, and then rotating the new PipeNull, but the second version of the ArrowSteam instancer seems to be whacked out, the instances all sit there until they move (instead of scaling up) and on other attempts they we scaled out and weird.

How can I go about creating a little orderly tornado of arrows by only animating 1 arrow?

Any tips appreciated...

  07 July 2016
You may want to head over to the Newtek forums - things are pretty dead here.
reply share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.