Snapping to lower object?


#1

In Keyshot, there is an option of snapping any object to the lower object. I have found this helpful in placing human figures on different levels like floors, balconies, etc. during rendering.

Now in Cinema 4D, how can do this kind of collision based snapping?


#2

There was a plugin called Drop It! IIRC that probably does what you’re after if it’s still available. So many plugins have fallen by the wayside though.

There was a free plugin called drop to floor too.

There may be others so your best course of action should be to consult Mr. Google.

This may be what you’re after, https://nitro4d.com/product/magic-gravity/

Always check Nitroman’s list of Magic (free) plugins for workflow helpers.

edit.
Sorry, this wasn’t what you were looking for. I was certain Nitroman had his own drop it like addon.


#3

In S24 or later, use the Place tool or the Dynamic Place tool.


#4

I’ve always wondered how this has never been implemented, it seems pretty basic. KPT Bryce could do this in 1997.


#5

Thanks @Cinemike. That did it. :+1:t2::+1:t2: I wonder how were people doing it before S24. Just by trial and error?

Initially I thought it was some plugin or some artist. Just googled and realized that it’s a name of a software.


#6

T’was a remarkable thing back in it’s day (see also Kai’s Power Tools, Goo, Convolver, Soap), was ahead of it’s time and with perhaps the best interface ever created. Kai Krause was a genius who is responsible for many software innovations that are used widely today.