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Martin Evans
Dynamic grid
on Apr 1, 2017 at 1:22:03 pm

Need help achieving a dynamic grid, where you keyframe the main object and the rest move out of the way in a similar fashion like in the image.
2x2 grid is not a problem, but perfect rig would allow you to easily scale it up.

There's plenty of issues to make such rig, so I'd appreciate any help on the matter.



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Dynamic grid
on Apr 1, 2017 at 9:29:43 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Apr 1, 2017 at 9:46:53 pm

Nothing automated about that! That's animation. Get busy.

Consider what you want. In the simple example, a 2x2 square, layers will by necessity overlap each other & leave voids. Then you want it to automatically work on a 3 x 3 square! How? What happens in the middle? What happens when it becomes a 4x4 square?

You got some thinkin' to do here, Lucy......

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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Martin Evans
Re: Dynamic grid
on Apr 3, 2017 at 4:48:44 pm

The problem is obvious with a bigger grid with 100+ blocks, that manual work wont cut it and a manual solution is not why I try this.

I clearly would need a gap, just think of the main block as invisible and other blocks try to fill in the space that it left when it moved. If done in sequence I imagine it would work.

Here's how I see the logic that would drive this automatically:

shuffle(){
move main("opens up a free block space");
for each ("block"){ check for space(); move in(); }
repeat(shuffle);
}


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