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Old 16-01-2004, 12:47 AM   #1
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Anyone got any suggestions on the best way to model a prism for animation? I think prism is the word i'm looking for, like a spiral opening. I'm sure if i had an animation of one in front of me i'd have no problem but i don't and i'm struggling to see how to do it.
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Old 16-01-2004, 01:41 AM   #2
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Do you mean a shutter? Like a camera shutter type thing?
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yeah, that's the sort of thing i'm looking for Mike
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I wouldn't imagine it'd be too tough. The biggest trick to it is placing the pivot points where they'd need to go so when you rotate the shutters, it opens.
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I think you're right, i don't see it as that difficuilt to do, i just need to find some reference pics for shape and to see how the animation works exactly.
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Well it was easy enough, bit of a no brainer really once i attempted it.
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