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

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Dynamics trap #3 – spring launcher and hair

Let's create another fun trap for a 3D object using springs, which are dynamic objects inside Cinema 4D that contain and release bouncy energy just like in real life. If you remember our jack in the box from Chapter 3, The Deformers, we had to create the motion of the spring with keyframes, a Bend deformer, and there was even some hidden XPresso. In this recipe, we are going to create a spring-loaded launch pad that interacts with other dynamic objects in our scene. We'll also be introduced to Hair; we'll watch this dynamic feature interact with the launcher in our scene as well.

Getting ready

Open the Spring_Loaded.c4d file in the C4D Content Pack. It contains a nearly identical setup as the last recipe ...

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