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michiel | a year ago | 2 comments | 9 likes | 569 views

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By default, when creating a new model layer, the 3D model is normalized: it is centred and scaled.

This makes it easier to switch models because they are all placed at the same position and have the same size.

However, when a bigger model must be built out of separate 3D models this is not what you want. For this reason, the 2nd dropdown of the model layer now features a NOT ALIGNED style. This style uses the positions as stored in the model file, without any scaling and translations.

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It works best attaching all model layers to the same container layer.

Animate the container layer and fix the POSITION and ROTATION props of all model layers to (0,0,0).

michiel, a year ago

Encore bravo Michiel ! La preuve de votre super efficacité !
Je viens de tester ce nouveau style sur l'avion et c'est magique. Que de temps gagné pour un résultat remarquable.
Ici: Le Cirrus simulé en vol sur le Mont Blanc.

Bravo Michiel again! Proof of your super efficiency!
I just tested this new syle on the plane and it's magic. So much time saved for a remarkable result.
Here: The Cirrus simulated in flight over Mont Blanc.
Thank you.

Alex-Raymond T., a year ago

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