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ok i'm doing a project at school,i'm making a movie for dna.this would be my first "real" movie,i nomraly do picture for projects.anyway,i have a problem the paths around the atom only go around once.And when i change the screen time the same thing.how can i make them cycle so i can do every thing else.

 

btw is this in the right place

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btw is this in the right place

 

it's not really a rigging question and it's not at all about "TinWoodsman of Oz" , is it?

 

ok i'm doing a project at school,i'm making a movie for dna.this would be my first "real" movie,i nomraly do picture for projects.anyway,i have a problem the paths around the atom only go around once.And when i change the screen time the same thing.how can i make them cycle so i can do every thing else

 

it has to do with "ease", a property of the path constraint. (hint, you'll have to look inthe property window to see it)

 

-make your looped path

-path constrain the object to it

 

-select the path constraint in the PWS

-set ease to 0% on frame 0

-set ease to 100% on the frame you'ld like the object to get back to its starting position

 

-select the "ease" under the "constrain to path" in the PWS listing for the object

-toggle the channel editor on (button with wavy red,green,blue lines) (at the bottom)(of the PWS)

-the curve for "ease" should have two CPs... at 0 and 100

-right click on either CP>Curve>Post-extrapolationMethod>Repeat

 

sample prj attached

 

hope that helps!

loopng_path.zip

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big thx,well i better get back to work.THANK YOU!!!!!

i'll post the finished version on my site wen its done rendering(note "videos" site is not yet made)

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