Trigger animated texture with a linear field
Posted: 04 July 2021 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hi, I’m working on a scene with hundreds of cloned candles and I want to be able to trigger the range of a 2D animated texture which I am using for the flame to be blown off. The candles need to turn off in a wave like motion starting from the back of the clones to the very front. I thought that using a linear field would be a perfect way to achieve what I want to do but I am open for other suggestions.

Thanks for your time!

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Posted: 04 July 2021 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi oscar.gomez.villarreal

Please check the Private Message here (top middle of the forum’s interface).

I will have a look into it.

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Posted: 04 July 2021 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Hey!

Thanks so much for responding. I’ve just sent you the file, I hope it all makes sense.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Oscar

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Posted: 04 July 2021 09:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Thanks for the File, Oscar.

I have sent your file back via PM.

Since I write for a forum, here is a scene with dummies and reduced.
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/eg39ej0PTClV3CBOSQcOCLErRcV99Z8qf2C99QyeNRe

What I have implemented here is the “blow the candle out “countdown”.

The red objects are the burning candle, then comes a group of single objects. These single objects can have a single texture or mini loops with progressing less intensive flames. (…hence the countdown). Then the candle is off.

Again, this example has no textures nor any real models in it, just dummies. Press play.

The two main settings are in the note left in the scene, just in case.

Enjoy

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Posted: 04 July 2021 09:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Thank you so much for your help!

This is awesome and is going to work just as I needed it!

Thanks again!
Oscar

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Posted: 04 July 2021 10:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Thanks for the Feedback, Oscar.

You’re very welcome.

If you place them on the Polygon center, a Scale option is provided. Perhaps that is something valuable.

Enjoy your project.

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