Extruding Faces over time
Hi, I'm new to this forum and am _very_ new to mel scripting. I am trying to extrude faces on a curve, but also do it over a period of time. I am starting with a poly cone and extruding the top half on a curve with enough added faces to produce a smooth snake-like shape. I can do that with no problem, but what I want is the process, from the small cone to the fully extruded "snake" to be animated.
Blend shapes and skeletons would be difficult because this will be a very long, snakey growing object with lots of twists and turns etc. I can't use paint effects because there will be lots of closeups as well and the "snake" will be the focus of the animation as it winds and grows around another object.
I was wondering if it would be possible to add a time variable script to the extrude faces command. Any ideas?
I hope this makes sense! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.