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# 1 17-11-2014 , 10:28 AM
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School of fish no direction

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Have an animated fish model i want to run round a motion path. Have used particles to make a school of fish using instancing. Only problem is the fish wont swim forwards.

I have looked though some forums and cant find the answer, Have changed the aim direction to velocity and even changed front axis but nothing seems to help.

What am i missing, im sure its a simple setting but cant figure it out.

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# 2 17-11-2014 , 06:12 PM
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When you first connect to the motion path are they facing the correct way to the path...........dave




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# 3 17-11-2014 , 09:42 PM
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Um no but I changed the front facing axis for the motion path to the correct one. X and it didnt fix anything.

# 4 17-11-2014 , 11:56 PM
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I set the aim position to velocity this was great as they were swimming in the same direction to the motion path but backwards, this stumped me for a while what I had to do was select the original mesh then 1.reset transformation 2, rotate the mesh 180 3 freeze transformation, I think I delete history at the start that would be 1-1 LOL...............dave




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