CGTalk > Software > Maxon Cinema 4D
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
earwax69
Ctrl+Altl+Chicken
 
earwax69's Avatar
portfolio
Thierry Fortier
Montreal/Osaka, Japan
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,497
Offset the contour of a spline?

Hi, I try to offset the path of a spline object that I use with a sweep nurbs. So far I found that the Create Outline tool do that (creating a copy in doing so) but is not editable afterward. You dont have a slider that you can animate.

Any simple way to do this basic stuff?

thanks
__________________
So long and thanks for all the fish
 
Old 03-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
noseman
3D nosey
 
noseman's Avatar
Athanasios Pozantzis
C4D Evangelist & fanboy - Certified C4D Trainer
Noseman productions
Toronto, Canada
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 957
the Create outline tool is a "tool" not a generator so it's "destructive".
If you want to animate a spline changing shape, you should use the "Pose morph" tag.
Create 2 splines with the minimum and maximum shapes you want to achieve and animate the morphs using the "Strength" slider in the tag attributes.
Make sure you reset the "Set first point" of the two splines to be in the same place, and maybe "Reverse Sequence" to reverse one of the splines.

spline_morph.c4d
__________________
----------------------
noseman.org
 
Old 03-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
ilay
Lord of the posts
Ilay
Engineer
Kazakhstan
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,062
or maybe will be useful - http://www.smart-page.net/smartoutline
 
Old 03-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
earwax69
Ctrl+Altl+Chicken
 
earwax69's Avatar
portfolio
Thierry Fortier
Montreal/Osaka, Japan
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,497
Thanks!! The free plugin work perfectly. My very first plugin installed in C4D! Ah! The emotion...

Thanks Noseman, that morphing solution make a lot of sens. Also the realtime feedback is better than the plugin. That technique will be perfect to animate a logo I am doing right now. Thanks for the included scene! Very clear to follow.
__________________
So long and thanks for all the fish
 
Old 03-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #5
CGTalk Moderation
Expert
CGTalk Forum Leader
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,478
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.