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Baard KolstadObject made of circles
by on Aug 9, 2015 at 6:52:53 pm







I've been seeing this effect around lately. I've been trying to search for tutorials, but can't seem to find one for it. Any ideas? I'm a C4D beginner, so please be specific. Thanks in advance!


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Object made of circles
by on Aug 10, 2015 at 4:36:48 am

The way I would do it is to clone a bunch of discs onto the vertices of a plane. Then deform the plane using the formula deformer (for the ripple effect), or cloth, or the flag deformer, etc. Use a mograph target effector to keep the discs facing the camera.

Example: 9125_spotseffect.c4d.zip


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Baard KolstadRe: Object made of circles
by on Aug 10, 2015 at 8:48:59 am

Thank you for the reply, Adam!

This looks like a right approach. I don't quite understand how it's build though. Would you mind explaining it in detail? A step by step would be really useful. Mainly, I don't understand how the disc is connected to the plane. I just started using C4D, so any help is really appreciated.


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Object made of circles
by on Aug 10, 2015 at 4:50:04 pm

I would suggest you check out the MoGraph video tutorials that Mylenium did here at the Cow. I think it was a six or seven part series. Here's the first one on the cloner: https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/MoGraph_cloning.php


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