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Old 29-10-2006, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default opacity in materials

Hi, Im trying to make a material with a movie (a black and white .avi) as the opacity map in the Transparence channel, using a Phong material. I have done this in 3dMax without any problem, and I was able to see the animation in the material while playing the animation in the vieport. But I cant get it in Maya. It does not show me the opacity map from the .avi file in the viewport.
Im using Maya cause it shows me Transparent Shadows in the viewport and I need to syncrhonize the animation between objects shadows. But I only get it from static images as opacity map, and I need to make it with a movie file!
Is there any way to get what I need?

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Old 30-10-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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Not entirely sure, I always use an image sequence rarther than a movie file.

I think that good old Mike Mckinley, http://www.mtmckinley.net/ has a video tutorial on using .avi's as textures, that might help.

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