CGTalk > Software > Maxon Cinema 4D
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2014, 02:49 AM   #1
gdogfunk's Avatar
Ryan Mininger
Orange Peel Productions, Inc.
Toledo, USA
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 318
Physically grabbing an object? Constraints?


I have a machine pulling a piece of wire a little bit at a time by way of an animated grip that moves into position, grips down, then moves forward say six inches. I want to have the wire be 'grabbed' by the grip and move along the correct distance, be released, then grabbed again repeating the action.

I have tried animating both a parent constraint's strength parameter and enable on/off and while it works for the first grip and move, it snaps the wire back to the original position and does not move it incrementally forward.

Any ideas on how to easily animate an object being grabbed and released so the grabbed object continues to move forward in space? There's probably some easy constraint option I am overlooking.

Thank you,

Old 01-11-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
Cactus Dan
Of the West
Cactus Dan's Avatar
Cactus Dan Libisch
Freelance Character TD
Ferron, USA
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,311

Are you setting keys for the grabbed object, too?

You may be interested in the CD Space Switch constraint in my CD Constraints plugin:

... which is specifically designed for that kind of task.

Cactus Dan
It doesn't matter what people say about you, just as long as they're talking about you., cactus3d-Plugins, CD Character Plugins forum
Old 01-11-2014, 04:23 PM   #3
gdogfunk's Avatar
Ryan Mininger
Orange Peel Productions, Inc.
Toledo, USA
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 318
Brilliant! That video helped immensely! I was not setting keys for the moved object. Working great now, thank you!!!

Old 01-11-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
CGTalk Moderation
Lord of the posts
CGTalk Forum Leader
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,479
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
Society of Digital Artists

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

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:13 PM.

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