Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding movement with the Spline Wrap, part of CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animation, and Deformers.
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The Spline Wrap object is a special deformer that allows you to distort or wrap an object along a spline. …It can be use for all kinds of fun things. …In this case, we're going to use it to add motion to the movement of our fish. …In the previous movie we created a moving fish with the Wind Deformer and when I hit …Play here you can see that we've got a great looking animation to our fish, but he's not moving anywhere. …He's just swimming in one spot. …The Spline Wrap object can be used to give some really convincing movement to our fish. …The way the Spline Wrap works is it's a deformer so it's need to be working with parent or peer.…
But also needs a spline in order for it to function. …Before we add a Spline Wrap to the scene, let's draw a new spline to have our fish swim along. …So I'm going to switch to the four-way view and in the top view let's back out just a …bit and I'm going to draw a B spline. …Now I normally use B splines whenever I'm creating splines for motion paths. …The reason is that B splines create a very smooth path through objects and it's very …
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- Working with the F-Curve Manager
- Pausing an animation
- Working with the Editor Camera vs. the camera object
- Adding movement with a spline wrap
- Creating custom shapes with the Melt deformer