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fransblok

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Wind turbines - animation doesn't work
« on: June 22, 2015, 05:14:03 PM »
I am trying to make an animation of wind turbines at sea. I've created a forest with the blades of a turbine as custom object. The blades are an object imported from Autocad.

I've animated the blades to rotate 360 degrees. In the animation rollout I've checked "follow geometry"; I've also unchecked "animate only at render time."

But the blades in the forest won't move.

Any ideas what could be the reason?

thanks in advance

Michal Karmazín

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Re: Wind turbines - animation doesn't work
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 05:45:46 PM »
Hi,
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"I've animated the blades to rotate 360 degrees."

Not sure, how the animation is done, but I would suggest you to apply to your Custom Object the XForm modifier and animate that (instead of animating Position/Rotation/Scale controller of the Custom Object as Forest takes control over it during scattering calculation).

Hope that helps.

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fransblok

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Re: Wind turbines - animation doesn't work
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 02:11:05 PM »
That certainly helps! I've applied the X-form modifier en now my turbines are rotating. Thanks!