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  • First Name
    Gerald
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    Scruton
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    18.057 Studio
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    Manchester, UK
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    building + repairing computers, C4D
  1. Do you ever get those days where you start thinking 'looks like I'll have to re-install C4D or Windows or both' ? Recently I had a problem with a disappearing sky, and after trying everything possible, I was about to throw in the towel when I found that disabling transparency on one of the mats fixed it. Sounds so unlikely that I did a screen grab - buildings from Pixel Lab, helicopter from free3d.com here's a WIP when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth - Sherlock Holmes
  2. counter rotate

    Surely it's just local co-ords ? The child's net rotation is the difference between parent rotation and the child local rot eg if the child has -2X the parent angular velocity, it will turn at the same rate as the parent but in the opposite direction.. local.c4d
  3. Playing video on objects

    You need a fairly powerful system to play a video on an object in real time, but if you check animate preview (material editor tab in attribute manager) you can click through the timeline to see if the movie is running, and if all is OK it will be rendered correctly. You can also uncheck all frames (under the film strip icon at the end of the timeline) and cinema will skip frames, but will play the video in a jerky manner for test purposes.
  4. If your tiffs are stored on a different drive, it's possible it goes to sleep in between writes and takes a few secs to spin up. In Win10 this 'turn off' setting applies to all drives and is well hidden > settings, system, power + sleep, additional power settings, choose when to turn off the display, change advanced power settings then a box should pop up with a setting 'turn off hard disk after xxx minutes'. Mine is set to 100,000 min.
  5. How much RAM does task manager say you're using during a render ?
  6. I think dynamics and wheel suspension works best for cars on bumpy terrain. In this file I used ray collision to locate the target the car is following onto the surface. The base80 wheel only sees 'sea level' distance AFAIK, so doesn't react to height. When I used the base80 wheel with the unicycle on terrain, it was a bit of a con really (Roll-It reacts to distance on an incline BTW). terrain.zip
  7. @digitvisions and @everfresh thanks for the likes. I've jazzed up the 1st legoman so he has a hammer to whack the mole - here's the scene + code, if anyone wants to have a look - there's comments https://www.dropbox.com/s/tin82tjylbd35li/legomanmole.zip?dl=1 The Python clocks through some hidden placeholders that the mole jumps to when whacked, then a targeted null detects the angle to the mole, turns the vehicle accordingly and legoman sets off to get him. There's also a bit of camera target smoothing, and autozoom. Still WIP.
  8. This week's bit of Python WIP is legoman playing whack-a-mole. There's a null on the vehicle that targets the mole, then the vehicle turns by that H angle and heads for his quarry. When distance to mole is < some value, the mole jumps to a new location. The sounds are played by sending 1's to sound nodes from the Python at the relevant time. I recorded the sound in real-time using Audacity and 'what you hear' from my sound card, with 'all frames' in C4D off. The resulting wav was only out by 2 frames, which I fixed in After Effects using time stretch, so the sync's not bad, considering. If you don't already use Audacity audio editor, I recommend you check it out - it's free, and Windows + Mac. http://www.audacityteam.org/ might amuse someone
  9. Off-topic, but Wacom related - I recently got an entry level Wacom tablet + pen (23 x 17 cm £80) that I use with Windows Ink on a second monitor, to sketch out ideas, work out math, XPresso + Python etc and I don't know how I ever managed without it. Windows Ink is quite basic, but that's all I need - and it runs full screen. Comes free with Win10. > my $0.02
  10. Writing to user data is the way - I do this all the time. xptransfer.c4d
  11. The End of C.O.F.F.E.E.

    Maybe they'll bring Python up to date while they're at it.
  12. I googled tombstone generator, and removed their url from the jpg in Photoshop. Church sign generators are also fun, and the resultant pics are often believed to be real on social media, especially if controversial. BTW - I'm not poking fun at your lag problem - had a go, but couldn't fix it.
  13. Not the only one with this problem -
  14. Radial Engine

    Nice - I like the cylinder block. I've just noticed that the other examples so far have an odd number of pistons - is that because of the order they fire ? Before I realized this, I had a go at a 12 cylinder version - the purple cylinder sleeves remind me of Marge Simpson
  15. Radial Engine

    Here's my attempt - I used 3D Kiwi's piston constraint method and made the cloner editable. There's often a lag problem with constraints and XPresso (for me anyway), but this isn't too bad - https://www.dropbox.com/s/es6q66oy4nptejt/engine2.c4d?dl=1 an interesting subject edit - I thought the offset center should move a bit more, so I added some sinusoidal rotation. There's a slider https://www.dropbox.com/s/k2lwzwsyw3n9fuc/engine3.c4d?dl=1

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