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So I'm trying to make it so that when the empty goes across the object it creates a wave. I'm following up this question. Here's the .blend

As you can see if you drag the empty slowly across the object it creates a single wave but if you play the animation it just makes multiple waves. I'm trying to re-create the effect you get from dragging the empty across the object. How would you do this?

Thanks!

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To make just one wave uncheck the Cyclic option on the wave modifier.

Then just find the proper offset so that when the empty moves across the object the wave occurs.

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Another option I can think of (not knowing what you are after ultimately) is not using a wave modifier but a displace modifier, and using the empty to control the texture. Animating the strenght as the empty goes across the sphere can give a nice result:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I guess there isn't a way in achieving the exact effect but the displace one is pretty good $\endgroup$ – Chickenator Sep 30 '15 at 16:06

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