NAB 2015 Rewind - Chris Schmidt: Advanced Soft Body Dynamics Techniques

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Chris Schmidt of GreyscaleGorilla demonstrates powerful techniques to artistically control soft body simulations using C4D's particle forces, such as Wind and Attractor.

Chris Schmidt of GreyscaleGorilla demonstrates powerful techniques to artistically control soft body simulations using C4D's particle forces, such as Wind and Attractor. He shows how he utilized these techniques to create dynamic text animations for the title sequence of Dumb and Dumber To.

00:22Dumb and Dumber To Pitch
03:22Basic Text Dynamics Setup (Static Mesh, Custom Mass Center)
09:17Basics of Softbody Dynamics
11:06Softbody Dampening Attributes
11:56Softbody Structural Attribute
12:58Softbody Shear Attribute
14:26Softbody Flexion Attribute
15:54Softbody Stiffness Attribute
18:12Follow Position
19:08Wind Forces in Softbody Simulation
21:58Linear Dampening
23:19Attractor Force in Softbody Simulation
27:20Target-Wind based Attraction
30:33Blowing Newspaper Animation
33:00Squishy text in Dumb and Dumber Titles (Rest Length and Pressure)
38:31Animating Falloff for Organic Pop

Schmidt explains in detail how each of the soft-body dynamics attributes such as structural, shear, flexion, dampening and rest length affect the simulation. Then he shows how particle forces such as Wind and Attractor can be applied to soft-body simulations, with falloff to control the effect. He also shows how animated rest length, pressure and falloff can be used to inflate text.

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