Thursday, 8 March 2012

Maya - Particle Instances, Robots

To create multiple robots from one robot using particles firstly create particles using the particle tool. Select the robot and open the particle instance options, leave set at default. A uniform field is created to make the particles (now robots) travel in a direction.

Expression for rotations

= sin (time*1)*30,
= -sin (time*1)*30

Add above to a 'rotate' channel on an oject to animate the object swinging back and forth. (robot arms)

= time*50;

Add to a 'rotate' channel on an object to make it spin. (robot antenna)

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