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Amelie LimHow to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 23, 2013 at 12:39:11 pm

I wanna add an object but how do I make that object follow this spline ?



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Brian JonesRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 23, 2013 at 3:31:35 pm

that sort of thing would usually be done by using a SweepNurb to sweep a profile spline along another spline


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Amelie LimRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 24, 2013 at 12:59:24 am

Thank you for your response!

I'm not sure o how to do that, but you mean like this?

http://i43.tinypic.com/2cg0pdy.jpg

by creating a sphere and dragging it under spline?

I'm a bot confused. I have to create another spline? or can I just used the spline available?

Your response is appreciated.


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Brian JonesRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 24, 2013 at 1:39:52 am

you want the sphere to move inside the sweep? If so, take the sphere out of the sweep and add an Align To Spline tag to the sphere, then you drag the spline in the sweep (Spline.1) into the Align To Spline tag's "Spline Path" spot


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Amelie LimRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 25, 2013 at 1:10:20 am

Yes, that's what I intended. so that it looks like the sphere is moving with the nurbs.

I already added an align To Spline tag to the sphere.

but I am confused with the next step you mentioned.

Please take a look:

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2hxrkib&s=5

am I doing it right? if yes, it isn't working.

may I know what went wrong?


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Brian JonesRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 25, 2013 at 2:57:10 am

Here is an example with simple parts but it would work just as well with a more interesting spline etc.- just a circle spline and the flower spline to make the Sweep tube, and a sphere to follow the same circle spline used in the Sweep.

6317_sphereinsweep.c4d.zip


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Amelie LimRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 26, 2013 at 3:15:17 am

I saw the file you uploaded. I tried to apply the similar technique, but it isn't working.

I have attached the file for your reference.


6327_splineerror.rar.zip


Inside the sphere's align to spline tab, I have set the spline path to "spline.1".

but then, the sphere isn't following the spline as expected. am I missing something here?


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Brian JonesRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 26, 2013 at 1:29:49 pm

you have to keyframe the Position parameter in the Align to Spline tag or it won't move along the spline (like the camera's Align to Spline tag following the same spline)


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Amelie LimRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 28, 2013 at 12:50:47 am

May I ask where I can find the the Position parameter in the Align to Spline tag?

I'm kinda new to cinema 4d. :(


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Amelie LimRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 25, 2013 at 2:09:23 am

Yes, that's what I intended. so that it looks like the sphere is moving with the nurbs.

I already added an align To Spline tag to the sphere.

but I am confused with the next step you mentioned.

Please take a look:

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2hxrkib&s=5

am I doing it right?


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Brian JonesRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 28, 2013 at 8:00:55 pm

when you click on the Align to Spline tag all it's attributes show up in the Attribute Manager (that's the stuff in the lower right corner of the interface) - that's true for all things you click on


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Amelie LimRe: How to make an object follow another object
by on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:39:44 am

found it! thanks a lot! :)


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