Unique Images On Different Sides of Each Cloner Cube
Posted: 06 February 2018 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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I’ve attached a screenshot of a video I’ve seen a few times.  I have tried to figure out how to attach unique jpegs/textures to each side of a cloned cube but haven’t figured it out still.  You can see the charts/graphs on various sides of each cube.  Not certain how to create something like this. I’ve tried a few things but have come up short. If anyone can point me in the right direction with a tutorial or advice. Sorry for the poor quality of the picture.

thank you!

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Posted: 06 February 2018 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi Hedgeye Studio,

Is that then six images on the cube and each clone looks the same, or is it a larger number of images and each cube has six of them on it?

If you have an example file (as small as possible to communicate the idea, no 3rd party stuff of extra objects in it), we might find the right set up for you faster.

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Posted: 06 February 2018 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Hi, that is a 3x3x3 cloned cube.  Here’s another screenshot.  It has a random or plain effector on it as it opens up, spins, etc.  It has a metal texture on each of the 27 cubes and some have a chart or another graphical elements on various sides. I can send a video if this screenshot doesn’t help.  Sorry for the poor quality.

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Posted: 06 February 2018 01:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Thanks for the image, Hedgeye Studio, but it is really hard to see.

OK, let’s try this in an other way. I have set up an example for you. Is that close to your target?
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https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/KxBTdBrhajHNujHETcqAevKlPUZeCXiLglpgVzAbJSr

Cloner.1 could be a Matrix Object, perhaps less intuitive, but faster: see file …11.c4d

Cheers.

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Posted: 06 February 2018 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Sorry, trying up upload a zip file of my project but I can’t seem to for some reason. Says invalid MIME type.

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Posted: 06 February 2018 01:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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That happens from time to time. Sorry about this.

Please check your Private Message (Cineversity)—I have send you an upload link.

Talk to you soon.

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Posted: 06 February 2018 03:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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P.S.: since I did not found a file in the Drop-Box, here is another file, based on your addition information.

Here is a file with 3x3 cubes, all “faces” have a different image (well it would require 162 images, but the example has 91, I guess it shows the idea)

The reflection is made more visible via bump, to differentiate it from the background.

The MoGraph Multi shader can be used of course in Color channel as well.

The Random Effector is placed in the first cloner, so each following stage has that information.

The Plain Effector pushes just the “faces” (the polygon object/clone) away from the cube, to separate the (surface/texture) information. Switch it off to see the resulting problem. This could be handled with a Polygon, editable, and the axis moves.

Scene file:  …_21.c4d
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/B2RL8VaQa4KOXXbZkvOhanwOAbZGmzwNtRUzRne2ye9

Of course the simplest way, not per se the fastest, is via polygon selections. …_31.c4d
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/azT2zzr4hKeYc9nPIZOfr7heGKciYBuMWwSFqZNpkDm

A very short way is this one, but typically the Formula Effector stops people. So, the Formula just gives each single polygon object a slight different brightness value. For that to work, the Cloner Object needs to be set Transform>Color>Black
Scene file: …_41.c4d
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/KKsZt58Cuz5QsJx2ujA6gzapywk3gFr13mqHpU14wBb

As usual, I try to show several options, to allow for exploration and judging what would be the best in a given situation, or just – what feels better. OI hope it allows for more freedom, instead of sharing one set up and call it a day.

Let me know if you miss something, I’m happy to look into it.

All the best

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Posted: 07 February 2018 05:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Thank you Dr. Sassi,

I will review these scene files and get back to you if I can’t figure something out.

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Posted: 07 February 2018 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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You’re very welcome, Hedgeye Studio, thanks for taking the time.

My best wishes for the project

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