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Creature
09-30-2006, 04:00 PM
First, to save me writing a 20-lines description please look at this kind of board:
http://www.karenika.com/pictures/nikon/xmas_boston/south_station_board.jpg

Where letters are changed by flapping through planes. How would one do that in Cinema? I did such an animation for the intro of my 2006 Reel, but that was all hand animated in XSI and it really was a pain to get it finished.

Now I've got an idea for an animation which uses this display-technique quite extensivley and there is no way I'll hand animate all this.

I tried my luck in Xpresso with Interator node, Rangemapper and that sort of thing and while I think that I've got some quite decent intermediate knowledge of Xpresso I wasn't really able to come up with something.

Really the best thing to have would be a Null with all the planes as children. You dublicate those Nulls to set up a board and then you could asign a Letter to display as userdata to that respective Null. That's my wishlist and I completley failed at building it :D

benytone
10-02-2006, 08:23 PM
hi Matthias, look here:
http://www.forum-3d.com/yabb//index.php?topic=5583.0

from the best cinema 4d animator (Kiteman).
=> . avi (http://kiteclem35.free.fr/3D/C4D/Divers/sudoku.avi) .


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Creature
10-03-2006, 10:55 PM
Thanks for your post benytone.

Although I'm not really sure how this could help me. It looks to me as if he's just feeding userdata in a textspline.

BTW - do you know my name from my webpage or did we meet in real life? I worked in Cologne for quite some time on the feature "Kleiner Eisbär 2". I can't remember your name though, sorry.

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