PDA

View Full Version : The rabbit ear trick



Dan_Ritchie
08-06-2014, 12:41 PM
Several have asked me for a tutorial on the rabbit ear trick, which is a simple way to get some free dynamics along a bone chain -- great for rabbit ears and dinosaur tails. I'd love to see what anyone does with this. Sorry, laptop audio is only so good.

https://vimeo.com/102750086


https://vimeo.com/102750086

ernpchan
08-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Neat trick. Can you post the lws file?

Dan_Ritchie
08-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Sorry, using discover edition

ernpchan
08-06-2014, 03:57 PM
It actually was pretty easy to duplicate. I was just concerned I'd have to be replaying parts of the video if I missed something. But your walkthrough was well done. If there was a way to add some additional wiggle on the last part after the parent stops that would be awesome.

Dan_Ritchie
08-06-2014, 04:00 PM
I used to add an extra bone at the base of the chain so I could keyframe a little extra motion if I needed it.

ernpchan
08-06-2014, 05:53 PM
I used to add an extra bone at the base of the chain so I could keyframe a little extra motion if I needed it.

Ah, good tip. No pun intended.

Ernest
08-06-2014, 06:50 PM
I thought you were going to teach me how to tie my shoes!

Davewriter
08-06-2014, 08:37 PM
Good tips. I love learning these great bits.
Thanks!

Dan_Ritchie
08-07-2014, 10:24 AM
If there was a way to add some additional wiggle on the last part after the parent stops that would be awesome.

Oh man, I've got the algorithm. Lscript skills so rusty!

sudac20
08-07-2014, 02:20 PM
cool_thanks

sudac20
08-08-2014, 11:04 AM
It actually was pretty easy to duplicate. I was just concerned I'd have to be replaying parts of the video if I missed something. But your walkthrough was well done. If there was a way to add some additional wiggle on the last part after the parent stops that would be awesome.

Agreed

Dodgy
08-09-2014, 07:27 PM
To add a little wiggle at the end, keyframe the moving object a little after, then the object will go a bit over before coming to rest.

Dan_Ritchie
08-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Here's a little teaser of a plugin I've got in the works. It controls the motion of single objects, but you can use it with the bunny trick.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204681060810010&l=7233054289395104475


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204681060810010&l=7233054289395104475

ernpchan
08-11-2014, 06:33 PM
Looks very promising.

sudac20
08-11-2014, 08:13 PM
very cool

souzou
08-12-2014, 06:53 AM
Looks cool, could've used this on a recent project. Looking forward to seeing it develop.

Dan_Ritchie
08-13-2014, 10:35 AM
I'll make a formal announcement about Newtonian Follower eventually, but this is a secondary project for me, so I don't have a lot of time to get marketing out for it. If anyone wants to get a jump on it, it's technically on sale now for $5.99.

Basically, Newtonian Follower lets you parent an object to a null, and it uses Newtonian physics to follow the object. Think of a yo yo on a string, or an object on a spring, or planetary motion.

It can be found here, at the bottom
http://dan-ritchie.wix.com/howlerpromotion


And this is a video showing Newtonian Follower with the rabbit trick.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiVn4peVjC8