fusionThing plugin now available...


#1

Greetings fellow C4D fans,
It gives me great pleasure to be able to announce the availability of fusionThing 1.0,
a major modelling and animation plugin for C4D R8.5 and above.

It provides a powerful set of tools for combining meshes in flexible ways, making possible many things that would otherwise be impractical…

Some of the key features:

[ul]
[li]Model/animate using pieces of geometry - a powerful complement to Cinema4D’s vertex/polygon toolset.[/li][li]Allows major changes to be made to highly detailed models.[/li][li]Create seamlessly welded complex meshes (Great with HyperNURBS!)[/li][li]Advanced shape conform, interpolation and curvature correction to map child meshes onto parent meshes.[/li][li]Over 100 control parameters giving extensive control over combining.[/li][li]Most controls can be keyframed, and some can even be driven by material channels.[/li][li]‘Immediate mode’ for rapid workflow, ‘Object mode’ for maximum flexibility.[/li][li]Recursive detailing limited only by processor speed and memory.[/li][li]Optional probabalistic mesh selection and alignment.[/li][li]Useful for many kinds of modelling, see website[/li][/ul]For more information and to buy - visit the fusionThing web page.

I’ve put a huge amount of time and effort into the development of this plugin, so I hope you like what you see…

Currently on sale for $135 - increasing to $195 from 1st August.

If you have any questions of comments - please post.

I’ve attached a sample image to tempt you. The second attached image shows the meshes that fT used to build the first.

Visit the web-site to see lots more samples, animations, tutorial, videos, etc.

 Steve Baines

#2

Hi Steve,
I thought things had been a bit quiet at Atrofish of late!
This looks very interesting! A lot of information to read through!
jp


#3

I’ve been testing this for Steve and it’s an awesome plugin. Maybe the best description would be “the Jenna of procedural modeling”. :slight_smile: Highly recommended.


#4

This looks really really interesting - procedural modelling in C4d?
Steve will there be a demo version as well ? or one that will work with the demo of C4d?
jp


#5

Hi jp,
Currently there isn’t a demo version - I’ve been too busy getting the full version ready!
I’m considering making one, but it won’t be straight away…

On the web page there are a couple of videos showing the tool in action (they are a bit rough at the moment and I will re-record them, but I thought I’d put them up anyway in the meantime).

The full tutorial manual is also available for download from the main page as well.

Cheers - Steve

#6

I would like to know more about how this image was done. This plugin looks very cool. :thumbsup:


#7

Hey MJV

Check out the second video tutorial on the training video page. It doesnt show exactly how that image was made, but it might help give you a better idea.

Very interesting plugin. Came out of nowhere!

Sure are a lot of people competing for my wallet this month.


#8

Steve,

Looks awsome as always!   Do you know it is "9.5" ready (the rumored next release of C4D?)

Cheers!
-K


#9

Ahgg!
“An error occured with the transaction. Contact the merchendizer”

Astrofish, please check if I’m fine before I try order again, thanks.

Cheers
Lennart


#10

It worked anyway :slight_smile:
Guess I’ll be a little more busy for a couple of days now!

Cheers
Lennart


#11

where do you get that from??? I doubt that a plugin developer could anticipate future release cmopaitibility. And if he did know something about future releases, I am sure he would not tell. Funny how speculative talk about new releases always comes up at this time of year…
jp


#12

Thanks Steve,
understand you are busy … if you haev some more vids to post, even rough ones, it would be great!
jp


#13

Noone who realy knows will tell what is currently worked on or when it will be released. Every currently available “info” on this is simply a rumour.
To expect that Maxon will deliver something after R9 is a given of course :slight_smile:

Cheers
Björn


#14

Hey, the beta has been seeded to some people. I figured he might know if it’s been tested. Other plugin developers have told me before when they’re charging $100+ for a plugin when the next rev is close. If Steve doesn’t want to/can’t say that’s OK too. I’ve already bought it. If he or Srek want to PM me and complain, that’s OK too. I’m not a Maxon insider or ever seen Maxon’s NDA, so I have not a clue about what folks can or cannot say. :slight_smile:

Since some of my “problems” are likely fixed in the next release, I figured I’d ask.

Sheesh!

Anyhow, Steve. Awsome plugin dude! After 10 minutes of playing with it, I actually have a few production things this is going to be used in this week! Talk about timing! Imagine if I actually take the time to read your full manual.

Great Stuff! :bowdown: :applause:

Let me know if you’re ever in the bay area. I’d like to buy you a beer. :beer:

-K


#15

:thumbsup:


#16

Holy Crap! This could revolutionize the modeling workflow in Cinema. Making it easier to just model simple parts and let the plugin do the assembly. The auto-cleanup feature is the key. Not to mention, the more efficient meshes, by not having hidden caps and fillets in an assembly. (a robot/mecha, made from procedural forms, converted to polys, would have a ton of hidden, useless points, with the old method, for example).

Damn, I’m going to stay poor if I keep using Cinema. (all these wonderful plugins)


#17

Just to add, in addition to the awesome modeling features this plugin as some amazing applications for animation/motion graphics.


#18

After watching those tutorial movies, I did try to resist but couldn’t.
Despite that horrendous VAT, I had to have this.
This is a real revolution, no doubt about it.

Superb work, Steve!

Must say your English is very understandable for someone from the continent.
(Although you rattle like an Italian. :wink: )

Let’s hope the upcoming “delivery” is not too expensive…


#19

This could be the Holy Grail of filletting. This will make pipe welds a snap.

Damn! My credit card’s on fire. (grabs for fire extinguisher).


#20

This will make architectural constructions even easier than Jenna.

This will be an excellent tool to combine with Jenna and Xfrog.

The possibilities are staggering.

(my brain hurts, must… put … down … mouse … and take a nap)