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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: cooldude234 on March 22, 2010, 04:21:05 am

Title: Projections
Post by: cooldude234 on March 22, 2010, 04:21:05 am
I know there is an actuall term for this (just cant remember at this moment), anyways, is there any way of using ART to projects a image on to a surface? If so tell me, thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: BOB_I_Ts on March 22, 2010, 03:22:53 pm
In the material editor click texture button then you can load cube maps or a single texture into to the "Env. map" channel.

You can also add reflections with attribute editor all the attributes are listed in the anim8or manual.
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: $imon on March 22, 2010, 04:18:28 pm
Or are you talking about Textures? In that case use the Diffuse slot to add your image.
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: cooldude234 on March 22, 2010, 07:03:05 pm
Well I was talking about a light that projects a texture on to surfaces of objects in a scene. An example, well an Projector, what else?
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: cooldude234 on March 22, 2010, 10:53:54 pm
Thanks for stating the actuall term. That kind of sucks that anim8or doesnt, and I cant afford 3dsmax or maya, so I guess I will have to work around it for now.
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: hihosilver on March 23, 2010, 03:45:55 am
You can easily fake it, especially if it's a still image.  Just incorporate it into your texture!  You can use light effects to make it looks like a projector light as well, it's really pretty simple.
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: rellik420 on March 23, 2010, 06:09:17 am
i think it would be easily faked. i remember some1 mentioning billboards a while back. and im pretty sure that was just animated textures. but i think you can do that with morphs. and if u cant just make seperate objects. but if u have the frame rate linked up u should b able to do it easy.
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: cooldude234 on March 23, 2010, 02:26:38 pm
hmm, didnt think about using morphs, might take alot of work but very much possible.
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: $imon on March 23, 2010, 08:52:49 pm


sample gel attached to spotlight in carrara.

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Title: Re: Projections
Post by: cooldude234 on March 24, 2010, 03:37:08 am
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LOL
Yep, carrara is yet again too expensive, that and I cant buy online, unless if it is from ebay (I get my brother to use his account then)
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: hihosilver on March 24, 2010, 07:15:07 pm
cooldude, if you haven't noticed by their advertisements in the past, Animanon.com has a free version of carrara you can download.  They do require you to register and post one comment I believe, but after that it's a free download that Carrara provided some time ago for a short time.
If you really need a projection, it sounds like Carrara would most likely work.
Title: Re: Projections
Post by: Jdez on March 24, 2010, 08:38:36 pm
Also I believe Blender can do gels, and its free like anim8or.