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Old 02 February 2008   #1
Help with animation in 3DS Max!

Hi everyone!

i need some advice and som tips about how to do the "growing" and "transforming" animation in 3DS Max.

i want this kind of animation like those animation below.

Grow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS5RJcUKpzo&feature=related
( Start from 0:44 to 1:20 )

Transform
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEmAMHSHJnc&feature=related
( Start from 0:14 to 0:30 )


Can anyone help me please
 
Old 02 February 2008   #2
As for the transforming, I'm not entirely sure. The growing however, if you are intending to do geometric line base grows like the ones in the video, appears to be nothing more than an animated loft with some keyframed scaling and twisting.

For this you would just need to set up a path that you want the object to grow along and make a spline in the shape you want to be growing and extrude the shape along the path.
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Old 02 February 2008   #3
Transform is an animated array of geometry instances, either by shift-rotating or by using the symmetry modifier.

The grow looks like fractured geometry played backwards.
 
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