Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Generate complex motion with Waveform Controllers, part of 3ds Max: Tips, Tricks and Techniques.
we've been building up this special effect…of a spark gap, also known as a Jacob's ladder.…Last week we attached a helper object to a spline curve…using a path constraint.…We customized and looped that motion.…This week we will vary the animation…so that each cycle is slightly different.…We will use waveform controllers to apply an ease curve…of the percentage along path track or parameter.…
Picking up from where we left off last week,…I've got spark helper 001 selected,…and the Curve Editor open, displaying the percent…along path track or controller.…And let's vary the speed here with an ease curve.…With that curve still selected, go into the curves menu…and choose Apply Ease Curve.…And open up the Percent curve…and select the Ease Curve inside it.…And we can see that it's a straight up linear curve…over the course of 600 frames.…
It transitions from a value of zero to a value of 600.…We don't need this key for example in the center here,…we can select that and press Delete.…This is our baseline ease curve,…which is not actually changing anything.…
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