Springs & Spline Dynamics in Cinema 4D Part 02: Floating Balloons

Here’s part 2 in my series of tutorials utilizing the combination of Spring & Spline Dynamics together  to get some really cool dynamic animation!  This time around, I’m going to go over how to use Springs & Spline Dynamics to make a floating balloon on a string, a bit of an upside-down setup featured in Part 1.  There’s two techniques I use to get this floating balloon effect:  First is showing how to float a balloon that is fixed or attached to a point or object, and the second is more of a free floating balloon setup.  If you know of any other techniques you know of, please share!  Enjoy!

Part 1: Dangling Objects Off a String

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Springs & Spline Dynamics in Cinema 4D Part 01: Hanging Objects On a String

Hey, it’s Spring!  What better way to celebrate it than a few tutorials utilizing the combination of Spring & Spline Dynamics together  to get some really cool dynamic animation!  In part 1 of this series, I’m going to go over how to use Springs & Spline Dynamics to make an object dangle off of a string.  It’s a pretty simple set up and it allows for a lot of control to tweak to get the right type of dynamic movement.  Enjoy!

Part 2: Floating Balloons

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Free Cinema 4D Model: T-Shirt

Figured I’d give all those who didn’t win the Text Edge FX contest, and all you other folks out there a consolation prize.  A free t-shirt model!  Has a nice fabric texture included and the eyedesyn logo so your next character model is going to be rockin in style!  This file is compatible with R13 and I also included an .OBJ file for those with R12 and below or any other 3D software.  Have fun!

Download T-shirt Model Here

Camera Mapping Textures Onto Fracture & Cloner Objects in Cinema 4D

This is kind of an intro to Camera Mapping if you’ve never used it before.  In this tutorial, I show you how I used camera mapping to make a texture stick to a group of objects and create a transition like this: