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Old 10-04-2009, 06:07 AM   #1
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Default movie file as an opacity map in maya08'

so yeh, the title pretty much sums it up,

basically my idea is to have a face appear in smoke and start speaking...

I would like to use a movie file of some sort to portray a moving image as an opacity map. but click the transperency tab>file> only lets you do .iff and other image files.


any ideas/ alternate approaches would be helpful

i hope i'm not being vague lol

thanks
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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just to clarify

as far as I can tell

you CAN use a 2d texture>movie as a color map

you CANNOT use 2d texture>movie as a transparency map


I have tried fiddling with the opacity PP in the particle array attributes. but I find it a bit overwhelming and i feel in over my head.

if you can help i'd appreciate it
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