[Bf-committers] Curve Build Effect

Johnny Matthews johnny.matthews at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 22:56:17 CEST 2005

When I tried to duplicate your effect, I made my curve keys all down for 
one and all up for the next and instead of it animating like yours (a 
growth pattern) all the points on the curve went up at the same time 
making the resultant curve bulge into it's final shape. I saw you ony 
had 3 keys on the curve so you did not animate each point seperately. So 
what am I missing?

Matthew H. Plough wrote:

> Matt Ebb wrote:
>> This effect is already possible - I've been doing this exact thing in 
>> a project I'm working on, using taper curves. It's quite simple, you 
>> animate vertex keys on the taper curve to make it grow. It's also 
>> much more flexible than the proposal, since a) it's a proper 3D 
>> shape, b) the ends are capped, c) you can change how the stroke of 
>> the line looks by modifying the taper curve. i.e. in this example, 
>> I've left it wavy to make it look a bit like a marker pen.
>> http://mke3.net/blender/etc/line.blend.zip
> Slick.  Very slick.  I'm glad to hear that the functionality is 
> already there, and I'm glad that youngbatcat finally got a proper 
> answer to his question.
> Matt
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