Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a fish swim with the Wind deformer, part of Cinema 4D R14 Essential Training: 3 Cameras Animation and Deformers.
The Deformer Objects in CINEMA 4D are incredibly versatile. …Some of them are passive objects that need to be animated like the Bend Deformer. …But there's another very special Deformer called the Wind Deformer that allows you to …create movement without any keyframes at all. …I'm going to use a Wind Deformer to give this fish here some swimming motion. …So the fish hierarchy that I have here has eyes and a fish NURB and all the different …parts of the fish underneath. …I'm going to twirl that closed. …Now remember the Deformer Objects work on their parent or the peer and I prefer to use …them in Peer mode.…
So I'm going to add a new Null Object to the scene and I'm going to call this one Fish Uber. …And I'll make an umlaut by holding down Option key hitting U and then hitting U one more …time and then go in B, E, R. …That's a little throwback to the German origins of CINEMA 4D. …So I'll take this fish parent and put that under there. …The Deformer that we want to use is the Wind Deformer. …
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- Pausing an animation
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- Adding movement with a spline wrap
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