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To duplicate the effect completely you need a 3D app.
To make something close would take me at least a couple of days of fussing around in AE vs a couple of hours in to reproduce it in C4D.
That's why it's a C4D question Rick...I am in C4D :P
Maybe you would know. First of all, here's the logo with chains I added:
I want the logo to be totally out on top of frame, drop into center frame and have the chains tighten & swing the logo forward / backward / side to side. Other than setting bones on every link, is there a way to connect the weight of the logo to the chains and have it all dynamically react to itself if I drop it from the top of the frame (collision detection, etc)?
On a side note - I would also like to create some particles (water-like) on the chain so when it snaps tight, the water sprays off like a boxer getting punched with a face full of sweat & it flys everywhere.
Thanks for lookin' Rick :)
I feel that I should give a reminder that this is an After Effects forum. Then again, I know that Joey knows that. ;-)
Sorry Todd...I was looking specifically for Ko Maruyama who I know is a C4D expert. I did start the topic as "OT" to warn people. Besides...this logo animation will be rendered with a Straight Alpha Channel and composited in AE CS3. Fair enough?
It's quite simple, but I'm not sure how much of this translates into C4D.. What you want is Rigid Body Dynamics. Set all your chain links (each one individually) and your logo to Active Rigid Bodies. Apply gravity force. Set a fixed constraint on the end of the chain links, so they stay in place. Hit play, and adjust friction/viscosity to taste. Render.
I'm an Autodesk Softimage XSI man...
Yes - it's an OT question. You can contact me.... my whole name (firstlast) @ mac.com
Two ways to do it, but C4D has dynamic solver as well.
(sorry for late reply: I was in the throes of final delivery today)
You ROCK Ko...will do :)
Sorry about the OT question. Thanks Rick & David for trying to answer my question :)
Have you visited the C4D forums over at CGTalk? Incredibly helpful people!
There is also http://www.cineversity.com (maxon's own forum is there)
Sassi is almost immediate with responses!