How can I rotate an object in Maya while it's on a path and automatically banking? I'm currently making an animation involving a paper airplane, and I have it set to bank automatically, but I would like it to fly upside down at one point, and briefly turn on its side at another. I'm very new to paths in Maya, and whatever I try to do usually ends up making the plane rotated for the entire animation. Ideally I'd like to be able to keyframe a rotation while still having the paper plane following the path and banking normally. Is this possible?
posted by N2O1138
on Apr 22, 2009 -
Are there power outlets on International United Airlines flights? My mother is wanting to be able to charge her laptop on a plane ride to Bejing, and wants to know if she is able to either plug her laptop in on the flight, or bring a cigarette lighter power inverter in order to charge it. Does anyone have any input on this that I can tell her?
posted by linzenoonoo
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Two people traveling, want to travel together, one needs to return on a different day. How to do so? Online? Phone? [more inside]
posted by Towelie
on Mar 12, 2009 -
Where should I take my mom and sister for a week of family bonding and exploring? [more inside]
posted by brynna
on Mar 5, 2009 -
I just learned that my 12:45 Delta flight from Atlanta to Indianapolis was canceled and I was rebooked for a flight on Tuesday. This is a giant problem for me and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to get to Indianapolis today. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford
on Mar 1, 2009 -
Traveling from Boston to Chicago for Thanksgiving, and want to bring our hostess (my sister) a taste of home - Will I be able to clear security with 4 containers of thai take-out, and what's the best way to travel with the food? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick
on Nov 14, 2008 -
What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats? Failing that, can you recommend anyone who does live animal shipment? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme
on Sep 20, 2008 -
Where's the best place to watch the Chicago Air show?
posted by nitsuj
on Aug 6, 2008 -
What's the cheapest way to get from the US to England without taking an airplane?
posted by archagon
on Jul 10, 2008 -
In a few months, my (former) dog is going to be flying from California to the UK in the cargo hold. How can this be made as safe and comfortable for him? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I bought a plane ticket, I subsequently had to cancel the flight, and now I'm stuck with a Delta voucher. I want to sell it and buy a ticket on another airline, which happens to have a much better flight to my destination. But where can I sell my ticket? I tried eBay and Points.com already.
posted by harwons
on Jun 14, 2008 -
Food to put in a cooler for a long plane flight. Difficulty: one omnivore, one vegetarian. [more inside]
posted by NortonDC
on Mar 26, 2008 -
The one time I flew long haul in business class, I noticed that afterward I didn't feel like I'd been run over by a bus as I usually do after 11hrs in coach. Yes, I had a bigger seat, more room etc, but some people told me that you fell less worse because you get better/ cleaner/ fresher air in business and first class than in coach. Fact or fiction?
posted by The_Partridge_Family
on Nov 21, 2007 -
Would it be cheaper to get to Aarhus (Denmark) from Stockholm (Sweden) by budget air or by train? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Oct 25, 2007 -
I'm trying to find a cartoon image of a cat falling from a (Dakota-type) aircraft. The caption said something like:
"Sooty suddenly realised that it wasn't going to matter, even if he can land on all-fours from a mile up" [more inside]
posted by Dub
on May 29, 2007 -
Some international commercial planes have really odd seat numbering. Does anyone know why? Believe it or not, I'm dying to know. Please humor me. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on May 28, 2007 -
On a recent Indian Air flight from Bangalore to Mumbai, the flight attendants requested that everyone make sure their window shades were up (so you can see out) for "safety reasons" during the landing. What is the reason for this?
posted by nitsuj
on Jan 15, 2007 -
My wife and I are travelling from O'Hare to Tokyo to Bangkok next week. We don't have the ability to bring our laptop, but I was wondering if there's a way to rent a DVD player for the trip -- either a service that operates out of O'Hare and NRT or BKK, or something where I could rent it for the trip, lock it up in a BKK locker, and retrieve it for the plane rides home. [more inside]
posted by sandor
on Jan 3, 2007 -
The great musical-instrument-on-plane paradox. How do you prepare (what case[s] do you buy and what strategies do you develop) when you need to travel on many different kinds/scales of airlines, with a delicate wooden instrument that MAY or MAY NOT be allowed as carry-on baggage (depending on circumstance, how full the plane is, and how much or little the inspectors care that it looks large, solid and "middle eastern")? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Dec 26, 2006 -
What are the "tricks of the trade" when it comes to getting the cheapest airfare possible? [more inside]
posted by mi6op
on Nov 1, 2006 -
I fondly remember an arcade game from my childhood at the local junk-food kiosk, but I can not remember the name. I have tried to search Google, but I have not found anything.
The game, as I remember it, was a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. You flew planes (1 player or 2 players) and on the ground beneath you dinosaurs where actively trying to kill you with their prehistoric might.
posted by Grums
on Oct 19, 2006 -
Worldtripfilter: Is it possible to get fixed-price world trip tickets? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ
on Jul 2, 2006 -
Help me find a record/info of this air disaster: January 2/3 either '69 or '70 Peoria Illinois. Aircraft was a DC9 and company was possibly Ozark. Flight departed Chicago.
A search of the FAA website reveals nothing! No google luck either. [more inside]
posted by mule
on Jul 1, 2006 -
I'm looking to get into flying remote control planes. I like the look of delta wing aircraft like this one
but I don't necessarily want a toy. Can anyone suggest what I should start with, and what I should aim to graduate to as I get my flying wings?
posted by unclemonty
on Jun 30, 2006 -
My wife and I are moving to Mexico in August for a year. We are concerned about getting our dog there by air. Has anyone done this and what would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos
on Apr 24, 2006 -
I'd like to transport frozen food (ice cream) and refrigerated food on an airplane from San Francisco. Is this possible? I think the optimal plan will involve dry ice for the ice cream. Where can I get it in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s
on Apr 20, 2006 -
I snapped this picture
of a plane on a typical approach for landing at Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a small propellor deployed under the plane. Googling taught me its a ram air turbine that is used for emergency power during a hydraulic/electrical failure.
Does anybody know if its used under normal conditions, or did a happen to snap a picture of a plane during an (unpublicized) emergency landing?
posted by punkfloyd
on Apr 7, 2006 -
Help me identify the very odd, large, possibly military plane that has been flying over Seattle for the past three days at around 6:30pm. [more inside]
posted by donovan
on Mar 17, 2006 -
I want to postpone my return flight a few days, but I dont want to pay extreme fees to do so. Can I just tell them I got sick and can't fly for a few days?
posted by ejoey
on Mar 1, 2006 -
Which online travel site offers the best deals, particularly on air fare?
posted by sweetney
on Feb 2, 2006 -