Animate a Demolition Derby Using Dynamics and Motors in Cinema 4D

Pete Maric, Designer | Cinema 4D Expert | Founder, Triplet 3D

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7 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction | Demolition Derby

    • 3D File Organization

    • Creating Connectors

    • Creating Motors

    • The Rigid Body Tag

    • Ramp and MoGraph

    • The Environment


About This Class

Welcome to this course on Animating a Demolition Derby Using Dynamics and Motors in Cinema 4D.

The topics that will be covered include the following:

1. Organizing and preparing the model for efficiency. 

2. Adding connectors and motors to the car wheels and body.

3. Using rigid body tags on the car and environment for physically accurate collisions. Adjusting the rigid body properties of bounce, friction, and torque.

4. Creating the environment, ramps, and additional collision elements using the Mograph cloner. 





Pete Maric

Designer | Cinema 4D Expert | Founder, Triplet 3D

Pete Maric founded Triplet 3D in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013, with the goal of creating a 3D studio that can bring together a wide range of skill sets and experience to deliver inventive, high quality work to clients.

He graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Art before working for three of the top 50 retail design firms in the US. In 2001, he began working independently in the architectural industry and worked with brands such as Adidas, Nintendo, Everlast and Go Media. His work has been featured in the Adobe Illustrator WOW! books, Photoshop User Magazine, Architecture in Perspective, Cleveland Magazine and House Trends.

Since 2008, he’s been developing his CGI expertise, and teaches modeling and 3D animation at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Tri-C Community College.

Pete is also passionate about playing guitar and has been actively writing, performing and recording music for over 20 years. He was awarded two scholarships to the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. You’ll find Pete playing guitar everywhere from festivals to the local pub.

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