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Old 20-02-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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Im trying to animate and object flowing along a nurbs circle, via motion paths. However, it stops after making one round/loop. How would i do so that it keeps on going around, and *never* stops? Im trying to acheive a satalite/planet kind of effect. Thanks!
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Well, just go in the hypergraph and select the last keyframe...
Right click and then Curves --> Post Infinite --> Cycle

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Hi!
Well, just go in the hypergraph and select the last keyframe...
Right click and then Curves --> Post Infinite --> Cycle

cheers!
I believe this doesn't work for motion paths. What you could do is to use expressions. Put your satellite planet where ever you want but place it's pivot in the center of the "host" planet. Then write expression to the planets y rotation. Quick example:

Code:
int $revsPerAnim = 1;
int $animeLength = 300;

yourSatellitePlanet.rotateY = frame * ($revsPerAnim * 360)/$animLength;
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