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Old 05-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Movie-texture with opacity for wasp wings

Hi!

Im pretty new to Maya and have been struggling with this problem for a while.

Im modelling and animating a flying wasp and since the wings flap much faster than 25 frames per second, Ive done an animation (avi-movie) of the wings in After Effects. I had no problems attaching the movie to a texture on a polygon plane (see image) and getting it to play, but I also need a transparency map. I tried to use the same movie as transparency but nothing happens (except the edge becomes a bit jagged). I also tried using a series of images but I get an error saying Warning: Texture file doesn't exist, node file1.


Id be forever grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction, or perhaps knows of a smarter way of solving the problem!

Thanks alot /Tove, Sweden
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Old 05-03-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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Haven't tried this, but if you can post the wings animated clip I'll take a stab at trying to figure a way to do this.
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That's really nice of you! I would really appreciate some help.
The file was too big to post here, so emailed it to you, hope that's okey.

Thank you! Kindly /tove
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how many frames is this animtion. if not too many just make an alpha channel for every frame. and recompile it.
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