View Full Version : Need to unpeel a logo surface!! 3 letters
02-07-2011, 01:38 PM
Hi, my client ask me if I can unpeel is logo... like ribbons floating around, then slowly going to form the letters, from down to up, following the curves of the letters.
A hard nut to crack for me in LW.
I dont even know how I will model the continuous peel spiraling around the letters..!
As for the animation, morph maybe?
02-07-2011, 09:30 PM
That's easy. Think about it and then draw it out. Use dimly lit sceens to disguise "awkward" transitions
02-08-2011, 12:12 AM
heu yeah?? Im gonna try the morph way right now... but I doubt its going to be easy.
02-08-2011, 12:55 AM
An interesting challenge. Using ClothFX might be a good way about it. But the problem is un-fixing elements via an effector is no good while the ribbon is packed together into a logo. I would (painfully, because of experience) consider using bones and then perhaps clothFX to unfix it once the ribbon has cleared enough distance from the base shape. I once did an animation of a stent unraveling (http://www.carm3d.net/Media/Stent/Stent.htm) using lots of bones and IKBooster. It involved lots of bones and weightmap painting. Quite tedious. But it might get you 2/3rds of the way there.
Look on the bright side, at least it's only three letters!
02-08-2011, 06:42 AM
Yes, cloth fx is giving me quite good results. And its fast to compute!
Edit: The turbulance wind really suck in LW... no way to drive my cloth with a turbulance procedural node??
02-08-2011, 08:44 AM
Yeah turbulence wind does suck. Try a cluster of donut winds parented to a rotating null.
02-09-2011, 02:32 AM
Client changed is mind. Now he want the letters to inflate like balloons! pffff... 20 hours of work in the drain. At least balloon style is easy!
02-09-2011, 06:33 AM
Ugh.. I hope he's going to pay you for those 20 hours! :banghead:
02-14-2011, 10:57 AM
No... its was a fixed price from the beginning. Im not complaining too much though... clients are coming back if they feel I listen to them and forgive their mistakes.
And its not like I dont like my job..!
Edit; by the way, I did the balloons too and finally they decided my first test was the best!! :cry:Of course my first test was the best!! Its for that I did it!!!
02-14-2011, 11:20 AM
Oh man... You got raped.
02-15-2011, 03:03 AM
02-15-2011, 02:26 PM
Hey Carm3D I like the Animation on pulling apart the stint....Nice work
02-15-2011, 02:54 PM
Thank you sir.
02-15-2011, 02:54 PM
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