MCG Marching Ants

4 votes
Version: 
2.00.00
Date Updated: 
06/14/2015

This MCG allows you to do marching ants, traffic light/direction effects. Note the Count is total in array but you see only every 'Step'. I think there is a bug with closed loop and Even count, so use odd Count for that....and WTF is up with the 90deg angle/rectangle ? Dunno....I'll debug if have time...

Ver 1.01.00: Added Flip and Rotation Adjustments

Ver 1.01.01: Minor update/cleanup

 

Ver 2.00.00: Added sine wave to path for 'snaking' FX...also chucked in some vibes...

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3ds Max Version Requirement: 
2016
Video URL: 
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vusta's picture

coming feature...

I'm working on making it 'snaking' along the path...it is working but due to the nature of my 'faking' the ants marching movement...I'll have to rethink about my modulo logic...

 

vusta's picture

get the Sample Pack

...a lot of premade compounds are from the Sample Pack.

http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/mcg/mcg-sample-pack

YoyoGraphics's picture

Won't run.

I can't get it to work. I open it and evaluate it and I get this error in the message log:
Validation failed for C:/Users/user/Autodesk/3ds Max 2016/Max Creation Graph/Tools/Vu_ObjProperties.maxtool : Error occurred deserializing node: Can't find operator ScalarToVector

Thanks.

- Geoff

cyb3r's picture

Cool!

Thanks! Might be useful for led light bar effects that I`m struggling with. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmVAifqkedY

vusta's picture

added vid of experiment with loft effect...

if anyone is interested....

vusta's picture

ver 1.01.00 added Flip and Rotation Adjustments

also added video of Tank Tread example...

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