The python script presented here illustrates how a Rif can alter the visual characteristics of
Many thanks to Ali Jafargholi of the Savannah College of Art and Design for his help in
developing the Rif and the model of the aircraft.
Figure 2 shows the aircraft rendered after the beauty rib has been filtered by the Rif shown in listing 1.
The Rif has modified the blur of the propeller so that it displays rotational blur but no translational blur. For the Rif to work properly the propeller has been parented to the "body" of the aircraft - figure 3.
Using the Rif
If the reader has installed the mel and python scripts given the tutorials,
Listing 1 (rif_motionblur.py)
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