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Keith SouthernMograph Fracture and Randomness
by on Nov 7, 2011 at 5:09:51 pm


I'm very new to Cinema 4D and trying to figure out a MoGraph problem I'm having. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have an n-Side Hexagon shape that I've put inside an Extrude Nurb. I've placed the extrude nurb inside a Mograph cloner object and cloned the hexagon along the x axis. In order to build up a honeycomb type structure I've placed this first cloner inside a second cloner so that I can off-set the next row up and everything locks into place. This all works fine. What I would now like to do is have these hexagon shapes individually float up through the z axiz only at random speeds and times. I'm using a Mograph Fracture and Random Effector to do this but, and this is the problem, they're not moving individually but as columns.

I can make them move individually by switching the Random Effector's Random Mode to Noise or Turbulence but they 'vibrate' back and forth then rather than move in a single direction.

What am I doing wrong here?

Project File C4Dv12

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Mograph Fracture and Randomness
by on Nov 7, 2011 at 6:06:43 pm

You can turn the animation speed of the noise to 0.

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Keith SouthernRe: Mograph Fracture and Randomness
by on Nov 7, 2011 at 7:25:16 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I gave this a try but the blocks still vibrate, though a lot less, back and forth rather than move consistently from point a to point b. Still stuck.

Figured it out. Turns out the Random Effector was applied to the Fracture and the top level Clone, but not the bottom level Clone. When I copied it into it as well, everything worked fine, the columns broke up into individual elements using just the Random mode rather than noise.

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Brian JonesRe: Mograph Fracture and Randomness
by on Nov 7, 2011 at 8:18:32 pm

use the random effector on both cloners and remove it from the Fracture

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