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Gabi BucataruFalling Objects?
by on Nov 3, 2011 at 2:09:15 am

Hi Gang!

Curious to know how would you approach creating an array of falling objects from the sky? The objects are mainly photoshop psd layer objects.
To be more specific, I would like to have different fruits falling down.

Thought of having the array of fruits spread out on different xyz points, and have a camera travelling from down up on a y axis. Good idea? Are there simpler ways?

Thanks !
gabi


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Falling Objects?
by on Nov 3, 2011 at 7:53:04 pm

If you just want the objects to be moving downward and don't need them to bounce or anything, I'd put them all in random places (and add a time*x expression on their rotation) and then parent them all to a null and animate the null moving down.

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Gabi BucataruRe: Falling Objects?
by on Nov 3, 2011 at 7:55:10 pm

Michael -

Thanks (again ;-)

Good tip about the expression on their rotation!!

Thanks you tons!

gabi


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Walter SoykaRe: Falling Objects?
by on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:00:37 pm

As an alternate to Michael's approach, I'd use a particle system with custom particles. You could use Particular, with a Sprite particle type, to set up a nice simulation.

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Falling Objects?
by on Nov 4, 2011 at 1:47:17 pm

I love the particle idea too. Bonus to it: you can have the rotation set up with some randomness automatically.

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