Everyone as a kid was fascinated by crash test footage and those poor crash test dummies. Well, now you can inflict misery on crash dummies of your very own! This class will guide you through rigging a dynamic ragdoll in Cinema4D and advanced tips for setting up the car too, so that it has a very accurate (and breakable!) rigid body structure.
You will also learn how to optimise your dynamic scene so the dynamic simulations are reliable and realistic, without any glitches. Another fundamental part of the masterclass is setting up a repeatable scene, without compromising the randomness of the dynamic collisions, the video will seamlessly loop. You will also use After Effects to very simply help achieve this.
These animations are perfect for engaging Instagram videos and gifs.
Breakdown of an infinite dynamic looping animation
Learn the fundamental elements that go into creating a looping animation that features dynamic collisions, from setup through to render and comping.
Rigging a dynamic rag doll
This lesson is a dummies guide to making a dummy! Learn advanced techniques needed to create a ragdoll with Cinema4D’s rigid body dynamic system.
Rigging breakable cars
Here you will create a dynamic proxy for the structure of the car which will also make use of connectors and feature breakable parts.
Setting up the crashing scene
This is where the fun begins! You’ve already spent time carefully making these cars, now you will make them break! In this lesson, you will set up the crashes and match the timings of these to a continuous camera move.
Onto lighting and rendering. Certain techniques are needed when lighting and rendering the scene in order to make it loop more seamlessly.
Make it Loop!
Now you will comp the render in After Effects to complete the infinite, seamless loop effect.