Filling an object using dynamics

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  07 July 2013
Filling an object using dynamics

I know Ive seen a tutorial on this before but after much searching I still cant seem to find the answer anywhere.

Pretty simple.

I have half a sphere I want to fill with objects being dropped into it using dynamics. My issue is the half shpere is still acting like a closed surface, so the objects arent falling into it. But are instead bouncing off an invisible top.

Any quick info on how to do this would be really appreciated.

  07 July 2013
Change your collision shape on the collider to static mesh. Other shape types create a simplified skin to determine collisions, which don't take into account things like indentations and cavities.

  07 July 2013
Select the sphere's dynamics tag, then into the collision tab set the shape to "static mesh".
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  07 July 2013
Weird. I initially tried that option but for some reason it didnt take. Maybe cause I had it play looping?

Anyways. Thanks guys! Big help.
  07 July 2013
Ok. New issue. How do I prevent this from happening? (the objects breaking through the surface of the bowl)

Anything I can do to prevent this?

  07 July 2013
Project Settings --> Dynamics --> Expert --> Steps per Frame

Essentially, each frame of the dynamics simulation, Cinema 4D asks each cube a certain amount of times "Are you touching the bowl? No? Ok, keep moving in the same direction. Now are you touching the bowl? No? Ok, keep moving in the same direction." The cubes are moving so fast that between these inquiries from Cinema, they move enough to pass through the edge of the bowl. Increasing the Steps per Frame increases the amount of times that Cinema queries the cubes, and thus prevents them from passing through the surface.
  07 July 2013
Awesome! Thanks for the help and extra thanks for the explanation!
  07 July 2013
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