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Circular path

Author: yaniko

Tools Needed

  • Bryce 5

Introduction

The “circular path” given in the object-path library is not very convincing, isn't it ?

So, let's make a “real” circular path in a few minutes…

Step 1 - First of all

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First of all, create a sphere, then click at “show origin handle” in the object attributes.

In “from top” view, move the origin along the horizontal axis, somewhat like that

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Then, adjust animation on 12 frames for example ( a rotation of 360' = 12 X 30').

Adjust the animation on the 11th frame, then rotate the sphere around Y axis until reaching 330'.

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Go back to the 1st frame.

Step 2 - Making the path

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Create a second identical sphere. Go to the 2nd frame.

Make coincide the 2nd sphere exactly with 1st one.

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You may see the path of the 2nd sphere (the line between the blue dot and the sphere).

Then, do it again with 3rd, 4th… frames and so on , until the 11th frame.

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Step 3 - Adjusting

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Then, adjust the animation on the 12th frame, and make coincide the 2nd sphere exactly with its first position (the blue dot may help you)

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Step 4 - Finishing the path

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You can now remove the 1st sphere, and select the remaining sphere.

Choose menu “Object-create path”.

You will then see appearing the path corresponding to the movement of the 2nd sphere.

You can now remove the 2nd sphere

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Your circular path is now finished.

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Step 5 - Save the path

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Record it in the object-path library

That's all, folks !