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About ericperley

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  1. Wow! Really amazing help. Thank you both so much! I think I've wrapped my head around it -- and am totally surprised by the dynamics proximity workaround. I've really got to delve into the power of python. I wish I could buy you both a beer! Thanks again.
  2. Hey Hrvoje, Thanks for taking a look! I've attached a simplified assembly and stripped out the un-related Xpresso. Cheers! Eric assembly_simple.c4d
  3. Hello and thanks for taking a look! I have a conveyor system that I've rigged with Xpresso. Essentially, labelled containers go along a conveyor path and are rotated by rubber belts so that all labels face forward. I use a random effector with a short falloff to randomize the rotation of the containers before they enter the rubber belts, and to correct them (to face forward) once they do enter. What I'd like to do (as I'm trying to automate this entire thing) is to use the same falloff range (affecting the container clones) to rotate the rubber belts as well. I imagine that the falloff would read the index of each approaching clone, calculate the angle change in rotation (for example, index 45: 40-degrees to 0-degrees; index 46: 27-degrees to 0-degrees; etc.) and then map that value to drive the rotation of the belt. But I don't know how to do this! Any help / insight / tips would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to wrap my head around this. I've attached a screenshot of the assembly. The clones are traveling towards the bottom left and the rotation is being corrected inside the linear falloff. The black / white tiled belt is what I'd like to drive.
  4. Thanks, @nerv! I really appreciate the feedback, and I certainly see what you mean. I considered at first trying to create a more realistic scene, but ended up instead trying to reproduce the feel of the original. But I think I will try another approach -- maybe with another of Magritte's paintings. By the way, awesome work. Love the trippy texturing lately.
  5. Thought I'd finally contribute to this inspiring forum. The train is from turbosquid, the smoke in Houdini, and the original from Magritte. Rendered with Redshift. Any comments are very welcome. Thanks, and hope you like it!
  6. Thanks for the thread on the Redshift forums, Merk. It's awesome. And Nerv's tutorials in the Cafe were super helpful to get started. I'd love to see more!
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