Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Making splats with the Melt deformer, part of CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animation, and Deformers.
One of the often overlooked Deformers in CINEMA 4D is something called the Melt, and we're …going to use the Melt Deformer in a sphere to create a really cool splat. …Let's add a sphere to the scene. …Now let's add the Melt Deformer underneath the Bend Object or the Deformers and let's …add Melt to the scene. …Melt is a deformer and I prefer to use them in Peer mode. …So let's add a new Null Object and take both objects to make them children to the same Null. …Now as soon as I do that, the melt has an impact on the sphere. …If we click on the melt, we can see that there are some properties.…
We've got strength and radius. …The strength is how much it's melting and when I bring it to 0, you can see that the …sphere is really only a hemisphere. …That's because the place that the object melts from is the axis, the center of the world in this case. …So what I need to do is take my sphere and raise it up and I can do this numerically. …If I go to Coordinate Properties and go to the Position and make that 100 units on Y, …
- What is a keyframe?
- 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