Thanks for sending the files, I merged the two (the failing and the working one) and compared it parameter by parameter. Yes, the Play v. Fixed seems to be the problem. I would also clear the Freeze on frame zero one time, just to be on the safe side, perhaps not needed. EJ stresses that part of clearing as well, it can’t hurt to do so.
Just a little bit of my background.
I can work with files, as they work or they won’t work. I ask for files since 15 years (I started in 2004 to support/mentor artists with Cinema 4D) to get my hands on scene files to solve problems, it is not done to annoy anyone. I think that guessing is highly non-professional., it wastes often more time than it saves.
Scene files have so much advantage over screen-capture, screen captures over images, and images over text. Anyway, I purely interested in solving a problem or showing how things work. On the end, my target is, to share the information/knowledge needed to make it work for the artist.
I’m beyond any blame-game (in fact I think it is immature), as it is not helping at all: So, if I post this screenshot here, it is more to make clear, how easy it is to miss a little thing… Which I certainly have missed in other people’s tutorials while learning other software as well. (I do learn since 1993 any package I can get hold of [200+ since), and in the past 15 years to keep the “new-to-an-app” feeling fresh. Using Cinema4D since 1996, creates easily otherwise a distance between that “being new” state. I like to stay in that feeling, to be patient with anything here. So far, it has obviously paid off for our artists here. Thanks for understanding.
Again, I hope all of that will not limit your fun on these tools. However, I’m not happy that you had to go through the frustration at all!