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Old 10 October 2012   #1
need help baking object animation

Hey all,

Have a technical question. I have this animated shoe that I've animated with Max bones and morph targets. I have an After Effects editor who is going to use trapcode form plugin to create some whispy trails behind the shoe. I need to get her an obj sequence of the animated shoe (which is secondary problem) but first I need to figure out how to bake the max bones/morphers/etc into vertex animation of the shoe. I've tried every script on scriptspot that I thought looked relevant and have had no success, anyone been able to do something similar? I have also had problems exporting obj animated sequence so any help with this step would be much appreciated as well

Thanks for any help!

Matt
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Last edited by Innovator : 10 October 2012 at 12:17 AM.
 
Old 10 October 2012   #2
Cache modifier...
 
Old 10 October 2012   #3
right, Ive used the point cache modifier, but as far as I know you have to have that modifier attached. It puts the vertex info to another file but you cant use it conjunction with obj export right?
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Old 10 October 2012   #4
Does FBX suits your needs?
 
Old 10 October 2012   #5
unfortunately trapcode form (after effects plugin) wont accept FBX. A friend gave me an idea to take a snapshot of every frame then export all meshes as separate objs so Im gonna try that.
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Old 10 October 2012   #6
I know theree are a few scripts to export obj sequences. Here's one of them.
http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/s...sequence-export
 
Old 10 October 2012   #7
thanks for the suggestion, I actually got it working with doing a snapshot of the animation then a friend wrote me a script to export each mesh out to obj.
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