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Old 01-11-2008, 09:19 AM
masaki masaki is offline
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Smooth transition from Linear to Bezier in animation

hello all,
I was wondering if there is a way to switch from Linear to Bezier translatemode in an animation path without it becoming jerky when the switch happens. I have a pretty simple path that starts off translating in a straight line (this is the part i need to have it linear), and then i need the path to start curving and then at the end it is a straight translation again. I've tried making the straight line control points linear, and the others bezier. I've also tried making a timer function to turn autorotate on and off while keeping all controlpoints bezier. Please let me know if there's a way to make a seamless combination of straight and curved animation paths. thanks in advance.

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Old 01-11-2008, 08:54 PM
farshizzo farshizzo is offline
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Have you tried using cubic bezier mode? This will ensure that the object passes through the control point.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:22 AM
masaki masaki is offline
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Hi farshizzo,
yes i've tried cubic bezier but it behaves very oddly when i use it. instead of following a smooth curve, it swings from left and right between each control point. Oh and by the way, the animation path is linked to the mainview - so any jerkyness is really apparent and i really need a seamless transition. if it would help, here are the control points for one of the paths:
positions = [[0,0,0],[0,0,1],[0,0,2],[0,0,3],
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