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  1. I need to have a wall of motion capture dancers switching their dance in an organized way to create patterns. In an AE mock-up I achieved this by sampling an area behind the dancer and based on the white level switch that dancer to a specific frame in the sequence. This has lots of limitations and am hoping to use a more intelligent way to switch dances. *All mocap dances are by the same skeleton/rig Ideas that come to mind: effector falloff - if the dance is within the effectors fall off switch from dance loop A to dance loop B or C, etc. Xpresso skeleton retarget/inherit - each instance blends their skeleton PSR's to desired Loop based on triggers smart way to blend motion source clips render all dances in C4D, trigger in AE but no blend between poses (last resort) Hoping to get some help on how to solve this creative problem. I posted a similar question in another area (see below) but think its more suited to this section. Thanks
  2. I am creating a large grid/wall of go-go dancers which need to do be triggered to do different dances in a clever and simple way. The goal is to have patterns roll through the dancers and any 'affected' would start doing an alt dance. Ideally I would want to use mograph effectors (as seen below "objective.png") to control what dancers are doing which dance. I'm open to any input about how to achieve this. Attached is a scene file with 3 dances and a TPose saved as Motion Clips and in 1 timeline (as shown in "MotionSource.jpg"). Really hoping to avoid manually building each row of dancer's motion layer. Thanks! MotionSource Ex.zip
  3. A lot of the renders I've seen on their site don't seem to behave how a scanner operates with obstructed views still getting point-dots. Did you find this to be the case? EDIT: Radial scanning should be correct...found this in their wiki https://c4d.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/4000109844-vls-virtual-laser-scanner-
  4. Thanks everyone, this is exactly what I'm looking for. Definitely want to give this a spin. Might have to wait for a job to warrant the purchase. Apologies for the double post. I searched LIDAR and saw that post but thought it was for rendering existing LIDAR data because of the CSV comment.
  5. I'm looking to render a scene as if captured by LIDAR. I'd love to get recos on an efficient way to create this shader (or if a plugin exists). I've tried it with particle emitters/xparticles (below) but found it quite heavy to process. I've got some on-set events I'd need to adjust/render on the go. Thanks
  6. I'm running into an issue which I suspect is related to priorities, but cannot solve. I have a character (rigged) and using PIM (People in Motion) in a null. When I try to rotate the parent null to move my character while on my Frame 1 everything is fine. When trying and NOT on the first frame it behaves as if I am moving only some of the elements in the sub-objects. IE hands move over but not the full character. I've tried stack order of elements in the object manager and clicking through various expression priority settings but cannot resolve. I'm hoping someone can provide some input. I've attached the scene but it likely requires PIM. The image shows the item I want to rotate, and the settings in the plugin. Thanks! Temp.c4d
  7. Thanks for your input, very much appreciated. I feel like there is a large opportunity for a plugin/script to be created which translates/pairs bones for Human Bipeds. I think i need to look into creating plugins/scripts :) The interface in iPiSoft simply has a character import and you just dropdown select each matching bone. Looks like this is the method I'll continue with and then output to a new FBX.
  8. Has anyone found a decent workflow to link mocap data to an existing skeleton of any human biped? I've looked multiple times over the last couple years and am surprised it is so difficult. The Motion SRC options in cinema look great, but they only work if you have exact same skeleton and from what I understand can't be remapped. This seems like a very easy thing to implement, no? I have People In Motion v2 as well which has a mocap preset, but no literature exists that I can find to explain how to use this part. I emailed Rodney but no response. MY ISSUE: I'm using ipisoft to motion capture an action In IPI, import character and remap bones Export as animation (FBX) Import to Cinema (fully animated) *** want to use motion source to be able to easily add layers to correct wrist/head angles, etc *** ideally would do step #2 in Cinema. once my ipi license expires I am locked out. Hope anyone can provide input on their workflows Thanks!
  9. I'd love some tips anyone may have on creating some scratch-card scrapings. I was planning to use X-Particles but not very sure how I'd approach it. Some actions/rules or general considerations that come to mind to create clusters of scrapings would be really helpful. I'll be compositing in AE and open to doing it entirely there, but figure C4D may be more appropriate because of the physics. Thanks J
  10. Hmm, not sure yet. Here are the preset rigs.
  11. Awesome thanks. Just bought it. Will give it a spin.
  12. What's the best way to provide that feedback? Wait...guessing its this: https://www.MAXON.net/en/support/suggestions/
  13. Yah, i watched it too and it really left a lot to be desired. They kind of get it to work but are using a proxy mesh which is broken apart in pieces. They don't mention at all why they're using this mesh, but I imagine its to speed up playback and possibly to avoid craziness in weighting errors or bone rolls. After watching some of the Cineversity "mocap retarget", the digital tutors course, plus other youtube vids I can't believe how arduous C4D is for using mocap, and how poorly it does at auto weighting basic bipeds. For years I've found switching to Blender for binding to mesh WAAAY better, and once again resorted to this to do so. I also found out about MODO and the ACS Kit 2 (auto character) option. It's really impressive and has opened my eyes to considering other software to move away from Cinema. Really unfortunate after 8 years practice, though I doubt I'll actually switch anytime soon.
  14. It seems everyone is saying the Character Tool mostly gives undesired results when linking to mocap...has anyone figured this out since these posts? I've had so much testing getting to this point (shooting mocap), I dont' want to waste a day putzing with a tool that is likely a dead end. Do you happen to have any more reco's? Thanks