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Old 02-03-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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Could someone plz help??....im trying to animate a light in maya but im finding it hard to do this....do i jus basically keyframe animate the light on the time line or is there something different i have to do??. its not any specific light im trying to animate jus any light in maya.
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:21 PM   #2
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Exactly what trouble are you having?
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:50 PM   #3
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if u take a look at the image ive attached i basicaly wanna animate the lights that are used to light this scene so that i have moving relctions and refractions and shadows.

so i want to animate the lights in this scene the...and i would like to know how u animate a light in maya.
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If it's just movement you're after key framing them would be one answer, alternatively you could attach them to a motion path and have them move along that. I would probably take the motion path option as you can adjust the path more easily.

Hope that helps,

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What mat said.. but if you are talking about the light brighness then hit ctrl A and going under the lights settings and just right click on them and hit "key selected"

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thanks guys for your replys ill shall be trying to animate the lights in the scene tonight ill keep everyone up to date on the outcome.
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