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Nick LyonsCelluloid Film wrap on Spline path problems (file and picture)
by on Oct 6, 2011 at 8:23:11 pm

I'm trying to create a smooth celluloid film path using an extruded vector I brought in from Ai of a piece of film, and then either trying to

1. Wrap the object around the spline, which works, but I can't figure out how to duplicate the object so it covers the whole spline

2. Tried to use the cloner "Object" setting, and that works, except the film does not bend at the corners since it's not wrapping around the spline

I tried a combination of the two, but couldn't get the spline wrap deformer and the cloner to work together.

Any ideas? Trying to make it look sort of like this:
http://www.corbisimages.com/images/42-17764414.jpg?size=572&uid={2AF0716B-8...

Image:
http://i.imgur.com/JIKpZ.png

Here's the file R12:
http://www.mediafire.com/?b42p92t38n3hath


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Celluloid Film wrap on Spline path problems (file and picture)
by on Oct 6, 2011 at 11:50:11 pm

The best way to do it, IMHO, is to clone the strips straight (linear mode) and then apply the spline wrap deformer to the cloner. Deformers can work if they're the child of an object OR if they're at the same heirarchy level. In this case you have to use the latter method, because the deformer can't be a child of the cloner. Long story short: put the cloner and the deformer in a null.

Another problem is that the film strip geometry doesn't have enough subdivisions to bend. I first ran the optimize command to weld the points, and then used the knife tool to cut it up a bit.

File: 3035_celluloidtestsadamt.c4d.zip


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Nick LyonsRe: Celluloid Film wrap on Spline path problems (file and picture)
by on Oct 7, 2011 at 2:42:04 am

Adam, thank you so much. This is perfect. I really appreciate the work you put into this. I didn't know you could put the deformer in that type of hierarchy. Also, didn't even think about optimizing and cutting. When I tried to cut it would distort the geometry. Taught me a lot. Thanks again!


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