animation

Auto orienting the drop shadow on an auto-oriented layer

Auto orienting the drop shadow on an auto-oriented layer

I have some background elements that I want to wander around, and because I’m lazy I don’t want to hand animate them, so they just have a wiggle expression applied to their position channel and auto-orient switched on. Instant crowd scene! But I want them to have a drop shadow. Normally to keep the drop Continue reading Auto orienting the drop shadow on an auto-oriented layer

Save-n-Zip: automagic backups for Lightwave3D

Save-n-Zip: automagic backups for Lightwave3D

Because of Lightwave’s rather broken undo system you need to save lots of incremental backups when you’re working on a scene. Mike Green kindly provides a script that makes a numbered backup of your file, so that your current copy keeps the same name. Drawing on his open source (yay!) script I’ve changed it so Continue reading Save-n-Zip: automagic backups for Lightwave3D