Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

hagayd

spider animation

Recommended Posts

  • Topic Author
  • hi,

    i need to make a robot spider animation,

    i tried xpresso but still got dificalty to achive, good sync animation between the legs of the spider

    also need to add a limitation to the legs not to penetrate to the ground (could be a terrain)

    could anyone look on the file, and try help me, please?

    thanks in advance

    hagay

    spider.c4d

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Why dont you simply rig this?If this is just a mock-up model and it will be organic at the end i suggest complete rig that might be quite difficult to achieve if you are unexeperienced with rigging.

    Anyway you put it you will have to have complex interaction between parts.

    As for legs penetrating you could use clamp constrain on some future foot controller.


    Free C4D trainings from MAXON professional on our youtube channel

     

    https://www.youtube.com/c4dcafe

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
  • Topic Author
  • i want to stay in xpresso, for simple animation controll. and also, it will be a simple mechanic robot.

    in the end it won't be an organic animation, so i prefer not using riging. just very robotic motion

    hagay

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    you should use constrains :thisrocks:


    Free C4D trainings from MAXON professional on our youtube channel

     

    https://www.youtube.com/c4dcafe

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I think he wants to do animation like here using 3DMax. Click on the images to play some very cool scripted spider animations.

    Or something like this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXpwU6RH6Kc

    3DKiwi

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    That is super kewl Nigel. I guess Coffee would be the way to do that in C4D?

    Morph

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Yeah I think so or Python.

    3DKiwi

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
  • Topic Author
  • so, i understand that it is not applicable task with xpresso?

    hagay

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I think a crude spider animation could be done using XPresso in conjunction with regular animation. Don't ask me how though!!

    3DKiwi

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Check out srek's XPresso Multipede sample for some inspiration.

    Cactus Dan also had a Spider Rig sample somewhere.

    Alan.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    i was thinking of creating something like an auto walker with xpress, for just 2 legs though. so you can drag a null with the legs and they animate for you.

    a couple of if thens, to determine when to raise the leg in the Y and when to keep its positiong shouldn't be too difficult. Probably should start with doing it with one leg.

    theory: body moves in x direction, check x distance between leg and body, once distance reaches certain length, raise leg in y and lower over certain number of frames (moving forward relative to body null ( distance in front equals the critical distance from first part. ( number of frames is proportional to speed of movement of body). Also unclamp x position of foot. Once foot at 0 y-position clamp x-position of foot until - > loop back to begining of script to check distance.

    i think that makes sense.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
  • Topic Author
  • thanks,

    that what i was after , but, i dont think i can do that with out an example of the basic idea.

    Do you have any kind of reference i could learn from, how to do it?

    thanks

    hagay

    sc018.gif

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest
    This topic is now closed to further replies.

    • Recently Browsing   0 members

      No registered users viewing this page.

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...