Author Topic: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?  (Read 15490 times)

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whdjr

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2007, 10:53:54 AM »
Just to give everyone else a tutorial in case they should ever need this information.

The first thing to do is remove the attribute from all actions currently in your DB.  Then add a Point Parameter to the center of the attribute.  Then add a Move action to the Point parameter and select the attribute.  Next select the Point parameter and go into the Properties window and change "Chain Actions" to "Yes".  Then add the Point parameter, not the attribute, to the Rotate action.  You may need to "Reset Block" and "Attsync" to get everything to function properly.

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2007, 11:02:51 AM »
Don't leave just yet, Will.

I'm gonna need some more guidance on another key note leader DB.  In the attached image, I would like the BLUE objects to stretch and the RED objects to move only.  I'm having trouble even getting started with this.  First off, can THIS be done (I'm guessing it can) and secondly, what type of parameters would I need - I assume I'm going to need a different combination than the other key note DB, correct?

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2007, 11:26:44 AM »
Nevermind... I think I've almost got it figured out.  I'll post the finished DB when I'm done.

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2007, 11:41:00 AM »
I'll post the finished DB when I'm done.
And here it is...

whdjr

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2007, 11:54:15 AM »
Glad you were able to figure it for yourself.   :-)

I added a flip to the attribute.  See if you like it.

Guest

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2007, 12:03:54 PM »
Glad you were able to figure it for yourself.   :-)

I added a flip to the attribute.  See if you like it.

I thought it was going to involve more than what it actually took to create it.

And as for the flip, that was going to be my next step (but that was the easy part).  I'm also going to add some visibility states for different leader types.  I'll post the finished DB when that's done.


Thanks again for all of your help!

whdjr

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2007, 12:04:55 PM »
Sure thing! No problem!

Guest

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2007, 12:17:06 PM »
And as promised, here's the finished product.  I hope someone else can use this as a good learning tool as I have.

whdjr

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2007, 01:30:41 PM »
Good Job with that block Matt.

Josh Nieman

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Re: Maintain attribute rotation at ZERO degrees?
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2007, 01:46:20 PM »
And as promised, here's the finished product.  I hope someone else can use this as a good learning tool as I have.

thanks.. and I have learned a good bit watching this development.

thanks to you all!