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Cinema 4D R14 Cookbook - Second Edition by Michael Szabo, Simon Russell

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Dynamic trap #1 – trap door with connectors

In the next few recipes, we are going to create a few traps to help learn a few functions inside the dynamics in Cinema 4D. Connectors were added in Cinema 4D release 12, the dynamics package. They offer the ability to limit the movement of the rigid bodies and create an attached relationship between objects with dynamic properties. There are many different kinds of connectors you can create, and the default setting is Hinge, a useful property that can help simulate actual hinges. You'd find one on a door and its frame that restricts the movement to a certain range. In this recipe, we are creating a trap door inside Cinema 4D with a connector, and it will only trigger the trap when a dynamic object touches ...

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