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Anyway to see mousetracker path?

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I actually got this to happen but I have no idea what I did and can't recreate it.

It had something to do with link unlink.

But as it, I don't see any data there from mouse tracker.That's normal?

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Ola Joseph,

Look my attached project, is it what you mean?

MouseTrackerPROJ.zip

What I did:

1) Added a Effector

2) Added a Ubershape Sphere

3) Parented the Ubershape on the Effector

4) Enabled the Effector “green” arrow animation icon

5) In the Effector Info window / X-Form Tab / changed the Position Key pop-up from Implicit to Explicit

6) Added the Mouse Tracker Plug-in and opened the interface

7) Clicked in the “Start Record” button

8) I selected the effector in the Camera Viewport window and started to move the effector

9) After finish the Effector Motion I clicked in the “Stop Record” button

10) Now the Apply button will be ready to be used, I clicked on it and chose the Effector and clicked Ok

11) Select the Effector and choose on Animator Menu Bar / Animation / Fit Selected Objects to Curve

12) Start Frame 0 and Maximum Fit Distance like 0.001 (small numbers like this force the path be exactly like your Mouse Motion) :)

13) Hit Ok and you will see your Sphere Path :)

This plug-in is wonderful to animate anything by hand.

Hope this help

Thanks

Tom

I actually got this to happen but I have no idea what I did and can't recreate it.

It had something to do with link unlink.

But as it, I don't see any data there from mouse tracker.That's normal?

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Very cool.

Can the motion info show up in the f curve editor?

One simple thing I tried was:

I moved an uber sphere around with mouse tracker.

Then I used the add Keyframe command to the last frame of the sphere and the path for the sphere showed up.I don't think you can actually edit the path though.

I'm not sure, but maybe clicking create uv in the ubershape for sphere might cause a problem with mousetracker.

I'll check that again.

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Ola Joseph,

After the steps I wrote, you need to open the Ubershape Channels Arrow / X-Form / and Double click in the Position channel :) Then you can look in the F-Curve window.

If you want a curve with less keyframes to edit, instead of small numbers like 0.001 in the Maximum Fit DIstance, you can increase it.. like 0.1 or even 1.0, you need to try and see if you like it.

“12) Start Frame 0 and Maximum Fit Distance like 0.001 (small numbers like this force the path be exactly like your Mouse Motion)”

Thanks

Tom

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