I’ve been working with Blender for quite some time now, but only worked with it for quantifying morphometric variation withing this gastropod species (see file). I know how to handle all problems regarding this, but when it comes to the actual goal of Blender (animating) I’m a noob.
So, what my goal is, is to show the growth of this object. It starts from point and ends at the top of the shell. I already made segments out of it and what I want to do is animating the growth. So, each segment goes from transparency 0 to 1, per segment, until the top. I thought it was quite simple, but I hit the wall right now.
When it comes to rendering the object (without starting to really animate with keyframes) I found out that the object remains totally black. What I want, is that is stays grey as it already is.
Could someone help me out and show me the first steps in animating this growth pattern I would like to show during my presentation?
Thank you in advance!!
PS: I added a light and a camera of course