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Isaac BlancBending a plane around a sphere
by on Feb 29, 2016 at 10:57:22 pm

I'm trying to bend a plane with a sphere. This is very hard to describe so I'll use this image as a demo:


(ignore the red lines in the image)

Basically, I would like to bend a plane in C4D with a sphere in the same way that the sun bends the grid in the image above.

Any help greatly appreciated!


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Jim ScottRe: Bending a plane around a sphere
by on Mar 1, 2016 at 3:06:02 am

Add a collision deformer to the plane (make it a child of the plane), and under the collision deformers "Colliders" menu drag your sphere to the Objects window.



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Brian JonesRe: Bending a plane around a sphere
by on Mar 1, 2016 at 3:10:26 am

either Proximal in a material's Displacement on the plane (set to the sphere) or a Plain defector set to Deformer would work

9828_gravitywell.c4d.zip


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Isaac BlancRe: Bending a plane around a sphere
by on Mar 1, 2016 at 1:09:42 pm

Thank you to both Brian Jones and Jim Scott for the quick responses. I'm afraid to say I found a way to get the effect I wanted in Photoshop. In hindsight, C4D was probably never the tool for me to use in that situation.

I don't have time to try out your suggestions but I expect they would work very well too.

Thanks again :)


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Isaac BlancOn Photoshop...
by on Mar 1, 2016 at 1:11:09 pm

Slightly off-topic now, but in case anyone was wondering how exactly I got that effect in Photoshop, here's a really good thread:

https://forums.adobe.com/inbox?objectType=2&objectID=8548504


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Isaac BlancOn Photoshop...
by on Mar 1, 2016 at 1:15:08 pm

Slightly off topic now, but if you were wondering how I did that effect on Photoshop, here's a really good thread:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2104640


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