Jump to content

Hey

please be considerate and disable AD blocker when you are on the C4D Cafe, because it helps us run this forum. We minimalized showing of the AD's all across the forums, so please, be so kind and at least help us by having AD blocker turned off. :cowboypistol:


Check out premium "TD Master Section" training classes in Clubs section  and STORE!


Covcov

Conveyor Belt with dynamics

Recommended Posts

Covcov    0

Hi there,

 

I have been trying to make a conveyor belt using a couple of connectors and motors for a marble run project and have ran into a dead end.

i can use the off set on a cloner that works fine i'm just wondering if there's any way i can have the motor keep the conveyor turning.

 

My main goal is to have the project run without doing any keyframes and run from the dynamics when i hit the play button 

 

These are the 2 test runs i have tried

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B74vYugDfVoCYklxc1BaZU51YUU  

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B74vYugDfVoCLWhRSnc1RjJVWVU

 

any advice would be most appreciated 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jed    186

A cloner and rate is probably the easiest, but if you want to use motors here's some ideas. I cloned some slats with hinges along a spline, made it editable and connected the slats into a belt using iteration. This gives a belt that droops - upping steps per frame helps fix that, and I also used wheel suspension to tension the belt.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j7ri11wv5ih5bur/convbelt2.c4d?dl=1

 

(also works for tanks)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Covcov    0

Thank you so much been trying for a while now, has been driving me mad :ohmy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jed    186

@Covcov I noticed that some of the strips in my 1st file were not lying flat on the belt, so I tried moving the hinges so they are equidistant ie in the gap and they lie flatter now. I guess it makes sense to put them halfway.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jyuyrhrge384zt0/convbelt3.c4d?dl=1

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
daidokoro    0

there is a really simple tutorial by HelloLuxx there: 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fourDhead    1

Xpresso is your friend (I promise!)

Attached is a simple Xpresso setup which will let the conveyor run without keyframes. The speed may be adjusted in the Range Mapper.

 

I added another file with dynamics included, works well. Hope it helps!

Screenshot_Conveyor.JPG

Conveyor.c4d

Conveyor_Simple.c4d

Screenshot_Conveyor_Simple.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jed    186

@fourDhead if you use the cloner method you don't even need XPresso - just set rate to say 7% and the slats move around the spline. That's the method I would use, with dynamic cylinders that turn due to being in contact with the belt to look like they are the driving force. I only suggested my first method using hinge connectors because @Covcov mentioned motors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×