Keyframing hell? (warning, huge image attached)


#1

60 lights keyframed to turn on/off /change colors to the beat of a song for a music video I’m working on.
thank god for 23 inch cinema displays… I wish I had one at home


#2

i’m afraid to mention the sound object in LOCO…


#3

make a bloody expression and just keyframe a driven key…or something. Man, that is hell!


#4

ever keyframed a walkcycle on a complex character? :scream:

wouldn’t a colapsable timeline do wonders here? maxon? hint hint hint hint hint


#5

Can we see the outcome of that light keyframing?


#6

lete me render out a quick test and I’ll post it


#7

here it is, just a quick render of a peice of it. what I might end up doing is just animate a couple of “blocks” that can be looped in AE, see how that works out.

click here

it came out squished when i compressed it, didn’t double check the size settings.


#8

reminds me a bit of jamiroquai’s ‘supersonic’ :thumbsup:

can’t you just animate one light and copy the keyframes where you need them?


#9

Just animate lights in AE, and use Sound Keys to synch the lights to the beat. Unless you need to totally integrate it in C4d.


#10

Couple of “lines” of code in XPresso, and you’re done. I once made a disco dance floor (a la saturday night fever) that way. No keyframing needed - as Byla already said :wink:

If it has to follow the music, check out www.bonkers.de (Srek’s website) - if I recall correctly there should be an expression that can help you with that - it should smooth out the sound which in turns should allow you to have more discreet values.

Cheers,
BaRa


#11

cool, thanks for all the tips guys…
btw would you mind sharing the expression you wrote for the dance floor?
It would probablly help a lot.

thanks


#12

I wouldn’t mind at all, if I still had the file. It was a test I did for a couple of TV set designers who wanted to know if it was at all possible in C4D, but as the project never took off, I trashed the file. If I find the time, I’ll remake the basics and send you the file.

Cheers,
BaRa


#13

cool, thanks a lot!


#14

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