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chad demoss
if I align an object on spline and clone it then using random effector and adjusting "time" it takes it off the spline
on Jan 15, 2019 at 8:29:54 pm

I have an object with an "align to spline" tag and I am animating the tag position from 0 to 100. everything works fine except when I try to adjust the "time" in the random (or step) modifier so that all the clones are not starting and stopping at the same time. when I adjust time to anything but 0 the object doesn't animate along the spline anymore.


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Brian Jones
Re: if I align an object on spline and clone it then using random effector and adjusting "time" it takes it off the spline
on Jan 15, 2019 at 8:41:35 pm

can you post the file?


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chad demoss
Re: if I align an object on spline and clone it then using random effector and adjusting "time" it takes it off the spline
on Jan 15, 2019 at 8:43:54 pm

I'm not sure how to upload the file when I click on the little icon that says "file upload" it looks like it tries to create a whole new post


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Brian Jones
Re: if I align an object on spline and clone it then using random effector and adjusting "time" it takes it off the spline
on Jan 15, 2019 at 8:50:01 pm

it doesn't really that takes you through an upload process which gives you a link you can copy/paste back into the original but there is an easier way, just drag and drop the file into the message window and it does it automatically.


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chad demoss
Re: if I align an object on spline and clone it then using random effector and adjusting "time" it takes it off the spline
on Jan 15, 2019 at 8:52:46 pm

13034_dots.c4d.zip


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chad demoss
Re: if I align an object on spline and clone it then using random effector and adjusting "time" it takes it off the spline
on Jan 15, 2019 at 9:45:32 pm

ok that is easy.


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Brian Jones
Re: if I align an object on spline and clone it then using random effector and adjusting "time" it takes it off the spline
on Jan 16, 2019 at 4:13:03 am

what's the long term goal? to have more than the one clone I would guess, going off in a a wave or randomly? But aligning to spline and cloning won't give you that, I think, since all the cloned align to spline tags would all point to the original spline not the cloned instances you are (I think) hoping for.


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chad demoss
Re: if I align an object on spline and clone it then using random effector and adjusting "time" it takes it off the spline
on Jan 16, 2019 at 11:27:55 pm

I just want a bunch of lines to draw on like trim paths in illustrator. but I dont want them to all start and end at the same time. I think my #1 issue in cinema 4d is off setting the timing of clones. If i do something real basic I can offset the time in random and it works no problem. if I start adding stuff it never seems to work.


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