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Author Topic: Basic Anim8or Questions  (Read 4956 times)

Tohron

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Basic Anim8or Questions
« on: April 09, 2008, 06:57:20 pm »

Okay, I've been trying to use anim8or to make a video, and there are a few things I'd like to do:

1. How do you select an object inside another object?  I want to select ONLY the object inside, NOT drag-select everything around it.
2. How do change the transparency of a single instance of an object (inserted multiple times) in the Scene mode.  I want to have different versions of the same object fade out and in at different times.

Help on any would be appreciated.
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Re: Basic Anim8or Questions
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 08:13:23 pm »

To select a object inside another what I do is .. Click the 'List item' button or 'Ctrl + L' and then select the name of the desired object from the list.

I am afraid I am unable to answer your second question as I am not good at programming ASL. But I read this article about setting transprancey of an object using ASL. It might help you.


http://www.anim8or.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000666.html


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Re: Basic Anim8or Questions
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008, 11:04:42 pm »

1: I would agree with beyond 3rd dimension's answer here.
2: Unfortunately the visibility function in Anim8or is boolean.  Basically visibility can only be on or off.  Future versions of Anim8or may support an analog-style visibility function, but until then we have to make do.  Maybe there is another way you can achieve the effect you are after using graded transparency maps and reflected environments, but it really depends what your model is.  The link above does not refer to visibility in scene mode, but setting transparency in object mode.
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Re: Basic Anim8or Questions
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 03:13:55 am »

2. How do change the transparency of a single instance of an object (inserted multiple times) in the Scene mode.  I want to have different versions of the same object fade out and in at different times.
I would suggest to copy and paste your object in Object Mode several times as New Object and give each its own settings, then import them into Scene and take it from there.
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Tohron

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Re: Basic Anim8or Questions
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 10:29:05 am »

Thanks, think I'll just toggle multiple layers of objects on and off to replicate transparency.

Another question though, is there a way to get to the properties screen of an object without having to click on the object (assuming it is selected)?
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Re: Basic Anim8or Questions
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 11:35:32 am »

yes, there is: go to Settings > Element, and if you've got a single element selected, then you'll get its properties window.  not sure what happens if you've selected more than one.  you can also get it open by double-clicking an element's name in the expandable list at the bottom of the window, next to the timeline.

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