Smart dial with mesh warp - not working on main timeline

Wondering how to accomplish a certain animation task? Ask here.

Moderators: Fahim, Distinct Sun, Víctor Paredes, erey, Belgarath, slowtiger

Smart dial with mesh warp - not working on main timeline

Postby bitbutter » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 pm

Any help uncovering where i'm going wrong here would be greatly appreciated!

I have a 'face' bitmap layer. I'm using a 2d triangulated mesh on another layer to warp it. I'm trying to set up a smart dial called 'face turn' which will do a bunch of things, including animating the points in the mesh layer to have the face shape change.

While i'm working in the smart dial action timeline the face warping is happening as I'd like, but back on the main timeline the bitmap face doesn't move when the smart dial is turned - though the triangulated mesh points do move as expected.

bitbutter
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: Smart dial with mesh warp - not working on main timeline

Postby hayasidist » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:04 pm

looks as though you're on frame 0 when moving B9. try later in the timeline.
User avatar
hayasidist
 
Posts: 1998
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:12 pm
Location: Kent, England

Re: Smart dial with mesh warp - not working on main timeline

Postby bitbutter » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:11 pm

Great! thanks. That was it. Is there some kind of rule to understanding which animation can be previewed on frame 0 and which things only show up on the later frames?
bitbutter
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: Smart dial with mesh warp - not working on main timeline

Postby hayasidist » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:52 pm

in simple / general terms - frame 0 is "set up" and elsewhere is "animate". e.g. On frame 0 in a bone layer the manipulate Bones (Z) tool shows you what the IK bone motion will do (and the bones plus affected vectors etc will snap back to their starting place when you've finished with that tool) - but transform bones (T) will change the starting position. On frame 1 onwards, transform bones will give you animation from the starting position. Same for other equivalent tools (e.g. point / layer motion).

hth
User avatar
hayasidist
 
Posts: 1998
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:12 pm
Location: Kent, England


Return to How Do I...?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest