On 09/02/2014 at 01:37, xxxxxxxx wrote:
I have a cloner that clones spotlights and I need to get and set the inner and outer cone angles on the individual clones, not the parameters that seem to be available. I need to animate them individually, so that the cone angles are not the same across all clones.
I tried the technique of cloning a child cloner in blend mode with two spotlights, each set with different inner and outer cone angles, and then applying an effector, but this method effects all cloned spotlights the same way and I can't seem to find a method of changing the individual spotlight parameters. Using this technique, I was hoping to find some way to access the child cloner's falloff weight parameter for the individual clones, but I can't seem to find it.
I played with the python effector, and while I see how to get and set the arrays from the GeGetMoData object, I don't see how to access the actual spotlight object to get to the inner and outer cone angles on the individual spotlights.
Similarly, I don't see how to use the xpresso nodes to get to the individual clones for these particular params.
I see that I can convert the clones to "editable," but there are too many spotlights to make this feasible.
Can someone tell me whether what I want to accomplish is possible? And if so, point me in the right direction?