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Barry SyracuseCreating steel cables
by on Apr 2, 2014 at 6:26:11 pm

I am VERY unfamiliar with 3d rendering. I need to find a way to create multiple steel braided cables. I can create these in Illustrator, but it will take a long time to do multiple versions of these. Someone recommended Cinema 4D lite that I have already with After Effects. Looking at this image, does it seem like something C4D could easily handle? The outer layer of the cable is what I am really worried about. Thanks!

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Brian JonesRe: Creating steel cables
by on Apr 2, 2014 at 9:42:22 pm

the outer cable look is very easily done as a texture with bump in it. If you needed the full detail for very close shots it can be done by sweeping a ring of circles along a spline to give the look you need.

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