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  • Animated Zipper in Cinema 4D

    Posted by Anita on July 2, 2024 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Dave, I’m trying to create an animated/dynamic zipper in Cinema 4D, a bit like 21 seconds into this video. Any idea how to set it up and make the cloth move dynamically when unzipped?

    Dave replied 6 days, 8 hours ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Dave

    Administrator
    July 3, 2024 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Anita, I think the key to this one will be to use a vertex map to drive the Mix Animation setting of the cloth, so as the zipper slides down the vertex map releases the locked points (stuck in place by high value Mix Animation) so the cloth would fall away.

    There’s actually a good tutorial on YouTube showing a technique you can use here: https://youtu.be/P3HVezY_lq8

    I’ve had a play around and I’ve come up with a slightly different setup, so I’ll also put a project file up on the site that you might find helpful.

  • Dave

    Administrator
    July 8, 2024 at 8:19 pm

    Hey Anita, here’s the project file https://cgshortcuts.com/zipper-in-cinema-4d/

    Hit me up on live chat or email if you’d like me to run you through it.

    Good luck with your project!!

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