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  1. Centralized Image list?

    That's also a good place to relink missing images
  2. How can I model a Mobius strip?

    If you use a rangemap with the monoflop state + out method I used in the counter file, you can get a nice analog clock hand movement with a bit of overshoot - https://www.dropbox.com/s/dotutr5qrdp53fx/seconds.c4d?dl=1
  3. How can I model a Mobius strip?

    tek - you might find how I pulse the wheels on this old style counter interesting. https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkj0v3cfbl34t7x/2counters.zip?dl=1 like most of my projects, it's 98% math 2% modeling >> did the OP solve his 'how to' question ? this thread has been hijacked a bit
  4. How can I model a Mobius strip?

    I thought bezo's loop would look good with a car - 'wall of death' style I turned gravity off, and pulled the car around with a couple of springs scene https://www.dropbox.com/s/ul5zv8xcq5xpvxv/mob4.zip?dl=1
  5. How can I model a Mobius strip?

    Möbius strip on Wikipedia link.
  6. How can I model a Mobius strip?

    Is it me, or has Kiwi's strip got 2 sides ? A mobius only has 1 surface. >> waits for bolt of lightning to strike me down . . .
  7. Is the code background supposed to be dazzling white when I put a bit of Python in a reply ? Any chance it could be toned down ? Of course it could be at my end - browser, OS etc. I'm on Firefox in Windows 10.
  8. Not sure how you would sort color - maybe by Hue from HSV. I just about understand colorspace in XPresso, but not in Python. When I've outputted a color from Python, it's just as c4d.Vector ie def main(): global color R, G, B = 0.75, 0.06, 0.8 color = c4d.Vector(R, G, B) print color.x, color.y, color.z # get RGB
  9. Rigging a V8 engine

    Since you are a new member, maybe you (or anyone else) don't know that Kiwi started this forum, and wrote tons of free tutorials. I learned most of my stuff from him. His piston constraint thing is quite inspired IMHO. IIRC, in his piston tutorial Kiwi jokes about the difficult math way to solve the piston problem - I took that as a challenge. That route is not too hard - just some sine, cosine and a bit of Pythagoras see pic
  10. Try this - new divider when box is multiple of 50. Cloner is moved on X to keep it centered. You should put XPresso and user data on their own nulls. https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1w3qwnhp131w6v/dividers.c4d?dl=1
  11. New PC

    If you get a windows keyboard you don't swap the windows key for anything - you just use the keyboard.The kb shortcuts in C4D or photoshop are different when the software is installed on a pc. Do you really think all pc C4D users remap their windows key?
  12. Rigging a V8 engine

    Scene is too complex for me to understand - was expecting 2 pistons, 2 conrods and 1 crankshaft. edit - this seems to work. I did a bit of axis centering and put each piston in a null at an angle. It seems to matter where the XPresso goes, so try either moving your XP in the OM or adjust the constraint priority. https://www.dropbox.com/s/qruhnkzvy7zdzo8/pistontest.c4d?dl=1
  13. New PC

    I've only ever used a pc, but I've heard on 100's of tutorials 'press command - blah or control - blah if you're on a pc'. That is, command on a mac = CTRL on a pc. The windows key has a lot of functionality on a pc, and I don't recommend remapping it. Why not use a windows keyboard on your windows computer - you can get one in the UK for £8. The standard pc undo is CTRL-Z.
  14. The Tardis

    Needs a few Daleks
  15. There's some XPresso stuff in the forum tutorial section, also checkout Chris Schmidt at GreyscaleGorilla eg here. I made a couple of tutorials a while back about steering and driving dynamic cars using XPresso here.

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