Make multiple objects visible and invsible during animation


#1

I’m able to make objects visible and invisible during the animation by using 4 way points and “amount” variable. However I would like to see if their is an easier way.

What I’m doing is putting up word balloons like in comics. As I check the speed and see when i can put the next balloon up I need to adjust the times for other balloons, which becomes a hassle when 4 way points must be adjusted because of this.

Is there an easier way?


#2

You’ll need at least 3 waypoints for one word balloon:
One in the beginning (amount=0),
one where it starts to be visible(amount=1)
and another one where it stops to be visible.

In order to make the word balloons appear and disappear instantly, set the waypoint type to ‘Constant’.

I hope this makes life easier for you. (it’s one waypoint less)


#3

the third way-point also needs to be 1 or else the word balloon with slowly disappear versus removing instantly when a fourth one setting the amount to zero one frame later.

I guess I’m looking for a user interface set up. I need to read up on making plugins because What i’ll be making moving way points to adjust will be to annoying to use.


#4

That’s what why you want to change the waypoint type to ‘Constant’ (those with the red color).
To make sure it doesn’t fade.

Textpopup.sifz (1,3 KB)

I attached a file where a speech bubble
is invisible from 0f to 30f,
visible form 30f to 60f,
and invisible again from 60f to 90f.
And all by using just 3 waypoints


#5

Just now got back to this. This will help a lot.

Also if you start off the amount at zero you won’t need the extra way-point at the start. which makes this doable using 2 way-points.Textpopup.sifz (1.4 KB)