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Yohanan Braunschvig
drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 7, 2016 at 9:37:41 am

hi,
Noob to motion, trying to find out how to make an object or group of objects to drop down and bounce back as if strung on a cord or a rope. would love a pointer to relevant behaviors or parameters to look for.

thanks in advance
YB


MacPro trashcan late 2013 Yosemite
FCPX 10.2.3
Motion 5


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 7, 2016 at 10:42:31 am

You want to try the Spring Behavior.

Apply it to your layer or group, and then create an attractor object (any shape will do and hide it once you've made it) to create the centre point of the spring action.

(Make sure not to put your dummy object in a group that you are also applying the spring behavior to - it needs to be in a group of its own in that case otherwise you'll get some weird behavior.)

Now place the object that you want to bounce at the top of the screen and it will be dragged down by the spring action and it will bounce around the attractor object. Increase the Spring Tension parameter as required.

To get the spring action to slow down progressively, add a Drag behavior on top of the Spring behavior.

Simon Ubsdell
tokyo productions
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Yohanan Braunschvig
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:04:58 pm

thanks
Will try tonight.


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:22:21 pm

Let us know if that's not exactly what you had in mind as there are several different ways to achieve this effect.

Simon Ubsdell
tokyo productions
hawaiki


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Yohanan Braunschvig
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 7, 2016 at 9:04:20 pm

ok so applied the spring and the attractor object as specified (thanks! I learned something new :) but did not get the desired effect. went through all the relevant behaviors i could think of but did not get closer to finding a solution to what i'm after. tried to use the throw and Stop Behavior but that also wasn't that exactly, even though it was a bit closer

I'll try being more specific - I have some rectangular shapes that need to reveal from under a logo. in the end they need to line up one on top of the other, evenly spaced and motionless. what i'm looking for is a way to sort of "unfurl" the rectangles so that they dangle down as if on an invisible rope. think like a rope ladder. so there should be some springyness to the motion and some pendulum-type action. but gravity should prevail at the end and the objects should be motionless when hanging there.


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Mark Spencer
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 7, 2016 at 10:00:30 pm







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Bret Williams
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 8, 2016 at 12:27:17 am

That's a start. You'll need to oscillate the Y up and down (and key frame, or ramp, the oscillate to zero) as well for a little bounce. That'd be one "rung". Duplicate that group and place it in the same group, but slightly later in the timeline, and slightly below the other, and so on. Might have to fade each group in a little too. Should be a good start.


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Bret Williams
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 8, 2016 at 3:31:40 am

Went ahead and gave it a shot...







Project is here- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tr4llzputiznc1w/AADd9xixLSTc8Lct1kIEendpa?dl=0


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Yohanan Braunschvig
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 8, 2016 at 3:43:12 am

That's amazing! I'll be sure to dissect it and figure out how it's done
. is it that easy to do that you just kicked out a version like that?


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Bret Williams
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 8, 2016 at 3:49:55 am

15-20 minutes. But I'd already thought about it when I wrote the post. I've also done the same sort of thing in AE years ago so I knew how it would react. This sort of thing is much cleaner with parenting. But there's likely a better way to do it with linking behaviors and parameters, similar to parenting, but this is just super quick.


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Yohanan Braunschvig
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 15, 2016 at 6:00:47 am

Tried hard to figure out the animation and was not very successful...
Also tried to figure out linking but didn't find any good resources.

I think I need a bit of guidance in order to recreate the same effect.


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Yohanan Braunschvig
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 20, 2016 at 3:47:02 am

Hi, can you explain the way you made the rectangles stick to one another on the up swing? I've been staring at it for days and can't seem to see what parameters are in play.


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Bret Williams
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 20, 2016 at 3:54:26 am

The rectangles are simply nested within the group of the rectangle above it. So, while they're rotating on their own, any rotation to the group they're in is also applied. Hope that makes sense.

To think of it more simply, if you recognize that all objects in a group rotate when you rotate the group as a whole, then it's just about thinking of what happens when they're all individually rotating as well. Each square is roughly the same. Just a duplicate of the original group (I think I did some tweaking of their anime and color). It's their placement vertically that creates the ladder look. Then their horizontally that dictates when they roll down. And each is nested within the group of the square above, so they take on not only their own swing out rotation, but also the cumulative effect of the rotation (swing) of the group they're nested in. And that group they're nested in is taking on it's own rotation, plus the rotation of the group it's nested in and so on.

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Deyson Ortiz
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 9, 2016 at 5:23:50 pm

Hello and good day Yohanan.

I have a template similar to what I think you are looking for just in case you did not want to create it from scratch: https://motion-master-templates.com/leaflet-theme-pack/

Please let me know what you think or if you have any questions. Have an amazing day!

- Deyson Ortiz - Editor / Motion Graphics
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- View my work at: http://www.Deyson.com

- Download Free Motion Master Templates at: http://www.motion-master-templates.com/

- Watch my Apple Motion Podcasts at: http://my.creativecow.net/Deyson-Ortiz/podcasts


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Yohanan Braunschvig
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 9, 2016 at 6:06:33 pm

Hey Deyson,
Your design is absolutely wonderful! I am trying to learn the ropes of motion at the moment so it's not something I want to purchase ready to use. I am going to keep an eye on the podcasts though :-)


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Deyson Ortiz
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:12:42 pm

Very cool. I was not sure if you were needing for a project or had a deadline. :)

Best of luck and most important, have fun! :)

- Deyson Ortiz - Editor / Motion Graphics
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- View my work at: http://www.Deyson.com

- Download Free Motion Master Templates at: http://www.motion-master-templates.com/

- Watch my Apple Motion Podcasts at: http://my.creativecow.net/Deyson-Ortiz/podcasts


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