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  1. @wesware Wow thanks for this! I'll give it a look later tonight.
  2. How about this setup with a Spherify Deformer? Deform_On_Sphere_A.c4d
  3. Here is a version with the Signal plugin for the motion instead of keyframes. ButterflyWings_withSignalPlugin.c4d
  4. I made a very simple rig of butterfly wings, but I can't figure out how to stop them from colliding with each other while keeping the motion looking somewhat organic. I know very little about character rigging, but maybe there is something way around this? The overlap is so slight. Adjusting weight maps just makes the flapping look off and so does lowering the angle of the flap. I don't know how to get collisions to work with this sort of thing. It might be hard to assess this sort of thing without the project file. I've attached it below. It uses two simple joint chains for the wings, and a mesh deformer is used to reference the low poly skins to apply to the actual wings. Any help would be awesome. Thanks! ButterflyWings.c4d
  5. Yes @teknow's example is what I was looking for. Was hoping to find some way to take the data from the position in the queue, not in XYZ space but I think this will work out alright.
  6. Thanks @deck. I hadn't thought about using blend mode. This is the distribution of sizes that I'm looking for throughout the timeline. but when I press play in that example too, the distribution moves likes everything else I have created so far. ^ not what i'm aiming for.
  7. @deck No worries! Enjoy your din. Did you get a chance to look at any of the c4d files I sent? When I animate the cloned objects to move along the spline the step deformation also moves along with it. I can create another example if you're still cofused.
  8. Thanks Deck. I'm not exactly sure how to do this the right way. I've an attached an example using the align to spline tag and it is still behaving the same way. I am especially baffled because the Step effector is placed after the the Spline effector in this example. Is there any way you could share a quick example? example3.c4d
  9. There are two approaches that I've tried to get this effect, but neither are working quite the way I want them to. 1. I have a Cloner set to object mode and am using a spline as its reference object. The Cloner object gives special parameters for splines. I like that you can animate the offset parameter and create the effect of items moving along a queue. I want to change the size of each clone based on the position in the queue. So in my example file I would like all of the clones to get smaller as they are approaching the point, not to maintain their original deformation, but have it be relative to their position. I would like to avoid positioning the volumes of falloffs in space because I would like to do this with more complex splines. 2. I am using a spline effector instead of putting a spline in the cloner set to object mode. I still can't figure out how to get the deformation in size to change with the offset. ^ So basically I want to keep the rings moving but make sure this distribution of sizes along the spline stays consistent. I am using r19 so I can't do anything with fields. Any help/ pointers would be really appreciated! Thanks example1.c4d example2.c4d
  10. I have an alembic file that was made using volumes in r20. When I tried to render out the alembic file in r19, I was getting an "out of memory" error a few frames into the process. The alembic file renders without issue in r20. The original alembic file is 582,705kb. I'm not sure if this would be considered large for an alembic file. I made a smaller (shorter timeline) version of the alembic (around 100,000kb) which rendered once without issue and a second time I was given the same "out of memory" error. It seems like I will have to chop down the original file into a several smaller files in order to get this to render out in r19. I'm wondering why r19 is having issues. It is my understanding that alembics mostly store the basic vertex data and don't rely on specific procedural tools... Why r20 is so much better at managing the file? I would really like to know how to asses how much memory used in my render without blindly guessing, but I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what is going on. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Took me a bit longer to get back to this than I had hoped for... I think I've got things to a point that are alright for me, but I'm still finding these kind of features very awkward to go about making. Is this what you mean by next to each other for the vertices @Rectro ? Thanks again for all the help on this one
  12. Thank you! I'll compare this to mine tomorrow.
  13. Ok so I upped the polygon count and tried to match my topology as close to your last example as I could @Rectro. I've tried recreating this many times and I'm still getting pinching somewhere no matter what. I'm quite baffled at how you were able to do it. Pinching2.c4d
  14. Trying to smooth it out. Does this N-gon need to be fixed too?
  15. Hmmmm.. I'm trying to use one similar to your second example and redirect the flow but I'm still having pinching issues
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