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Create a Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man

by Greyscalegorilla

Get wacky (and wavy)

In this Greyscalegorilla Classic, we’ll build a wacky, waving inflatable tube man! This tutorial, recorded back in 2016, followed Chris’s SIGGRAPH presentation about creating various dynamic ropes. He became fascinated with the idea of rigging characters via dynamic objects and connectors. This tutorial fully explores that idea. He created a fully dynamic character that will animate forever.

Here’s what you’ll do in this tutorial:

  • Build a dynamic chain of cylinders and connectors
  • Use wind, turbulence, and friction to animate the rig
  • Automate the animation with Signal
  • Create and bind a mesh to the rig
  • Create and apply a face
  • Use hair to add dynamic tassles
  • Duplicate!

This tutorial was recorded using Signal and Cinema 4D R17.

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