Locking Mograph results into a model?
Posted: 11 May 2018 12:50 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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I’m not even sure if the terminolgy is correct but here goes…

I have created a concave shape into which i need a tack of spheres filling it. Using a cloner and rigid body tags, I have animated a large number of spheres and eventaully they settle into the position i need.

Problem is - i don’t want animation, I just need the spheres to remain in the end state. I also need to be able to grab the entire cup/sphere model and rotate it 90 degrees so its on its edge, without anything falling out.  basically I am recreating a product packaging model, which has a clear moulded window contain spheroid shapes.

the other problem is in order to fill the shape, i have a load of extra unwanted spheres that have fallen away but which really need to be deleted.

How do I achieve this?  I tried Baking the Mograph but that just seems to bake the animation.  I tried to convert the clone object to plygons but that reverted the spheres back to there initial start position (even after i set the dynamics initial state to the end frame of the animation.

I’m sure i have seen this done in the past, but cannot remember how it was done!

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Adam

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Posted: 11 May 2018 08:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi Adam,

My suggestion would be to try to keep all these Spheres as a Clone, so one can render those as Instances. Which might reduce the render time a lot.

To get there in a simple way, I would create a polygons for each sphere and use those polygons as “Information source. (Set them later to not seen Editor/render.)

Once that information is stored, all the dynamic set up is not longer needed.

Here is a quick screen capture of the process.
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/lbr3rW83dvq7dFKuRh8sNEez91VFVRpIKiFz6kZwpSX

The scene files
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/5OETsicWrfkS3o2Kn90QUEodD25TfhsW6gpCmHWchr5

This new cloner can be made editable at any time, without change. Please note as well, that each little polygon can be now selected and moved or rotated for a detailed art-directing.

Enjoy your project.

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Posted: 11 May 2018 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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P.S.: If you have just spheres, then the polygon approach could be also replaced by a MoGraph Tracer that holds the original Cloner, and is set to “Connect All Objects”. This Tracer (or a copy) can be made editable and used like the polygons suggested in post #1. The Cloner in Object mode is then set to Vertices.

Screen-capture and file:
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/7rW8ak04aspMIt6ZFp88nhv1V2j6WbIJD4B4OVe5Ypb

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Posted: 14 May 2018 04:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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fantastic - thanks very much for the directions.  I would never have figured out that on my own!

adam

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Posted: 14 May 2018 08:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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You’re very welcome, Adam!

My best wishes for your project.

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