Hi, I have been trying to complete the Swarm Of Bees tutorial, but I keep going wrong with the animation of the 2nd wing.
I have saved the bee up to the 1st wing is animated, and that one works fine. It’s when I try to animate the 2nd wing it all goes haywire.
I follow all the steps but when I press play the only one that moves is the 2nd wing & that one leaves the body at frame 5, but it does not appear on the Outliner.
I have doe the complete tutorial 5 or 6 times but I still get the same result, I am adding a screenshot to try to explain what is happening. Any help will be appreciated.
It must be in the Outliner, you just can’t see it. Hit Numpad-+ so you can see the whole tree and you’ll find it parented to something else. If you upload the blend we can dissect it for a better diagknowsis.
Hi Sorry I am late getting back to you. Can you explain how I can upload the Blend please.Thanks Mac
Go there and sign up (he’s a blenderhead). Then upload your file. When it’s done uploading it’ll give you a link in ![ Image Tags ]( Image Tags ) like that. Click “URL” above it to get rid of the tags, copy that link and post it in your post here.
Where is the link to the tutorial ?
It looks like you never setup a hook for the other wing
As for going “haywire” I’d have to see the tutorial, I haven’t used hooks much and I’m not sure how the hooks are supposed to be setup for this example.
You had either 4 or 5 wings in the same spot and they weren’t positioned properly. I just deleted them all, duplicated the other wing separated them from them from the bee mesh and re-parented to the appropriate wing MT.
They’re not hooks.
you hooked the left wing to the right empty fixed it for you, here’s the working blend:
looking foreward for the swarm ;-))
@RamboBaby: They are hooks, take a look at the blend ;-))
Hmmm, missed the black dot on the wing that was set up properly, guess I was looking too hard at the other one. I really don’t get it why they set a tutorial up this way though.
Hi, Thanks to all of you, it was starting to do my head in.
I rigged up the bee with an armature … some improvements could be made to the weight painting :
and here’s an idea I had
Hi, Thats good Mike, the formula on the blackboard must have been the one I was using.
I had something silmilar happening with the wings jumping around, but eventually I did get the wings to stay in one place: delete all the keyframes and re-"i"key it. (If you’re still having problems.)
Quick question: Have you set up the emitter plane yet? I’ve been having problems with the wings showing up in the final render/animation, not sure if the problem is the hooks or something else… ?