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Hi all! So I have a problem making my text floating on the water surface naturally. I used HOT4d plugin for the water, and I clamped the text to the water surface, and manually added two key position points to make the text float from one point to the other. But right now the movement is not smooth, it was glitching during the process... I would appreciate if someone know how to fix this issue, or have a better way to achieve this effect! ( Xpresso?)

 

Here is the file. https://www.dropbox.com/s/2w3xp1ppr1hpeam/FLOAT TEXT.c4d?dl=0

Thanks so much!

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The letter seems to move more smoothly with the constraint on phong normal.

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On 4/12/2019 at 4:25 PM, teknow said:

Hi, So the object in the file was floating, but it was not moving horizontally... And if I manually set key points for that, the object is not doing what it's supposed to do. So I guess this xpresso could not apply to my file...

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Did you try changing the constraint to phong normal ?

 

phong.png.bba184972b796f10fda0e9b51ded4ac7.png

 

In your file you have the parent null 'C' keyframed on XYZ. Since the clamp is supplying the Y I'd suggest just specifying X + Z, although in these situations, I think constraint usually 'wins'.

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Thank you for that outstanding collection of all your tutorials!

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On 4/15/2019 at 1:38 PM, teknow said:

Thank you for that outstanding collection of all your tutorials!

you're welcome :)

 

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