How to Stick Objects onto a Conveyer Belt in Cinema 4D

March 5, 2015

In this quick tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating how I created a my ‘sushi-go-round’ conveyer belt from my latest GIF animation!  First, I’ll show you how to create & animate the conveyer belt using simple primitive objects and Spline Wrap.  Then I’ll go over how to stick objects to the surface of the conveyer belt so the plates slide along with the conveyer belt movement using a Constraint Tag.  I’ll show you some handy tips with using the Constraint Tag and get our sushi movin’ and groovin’ along our conveyer belt!  Finally, I’ll show you how to easily duplicate the sushi plate and position it on the conveyer belt.

If you have any questions, be sure to post them below!  As always, please share what you make using this technique, I always love to see what you create!  Keep on creating!


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  • This is great, thanks for the tool tip. I cant wait to try something.

  • hey nice trick !
    the difference between normal alignment and phong normal is when you slide the constrained object along the surface (lock position off) you’ll have smoother results when the object’s passing from one poly to the next

  • Hi EJ, this is great tutorial, I’m beginner with cinema 4D, could I know how to make the sushi drop to rice so soft?

    thanks you~ ;D

  • Just went through the tutorial. Worked perfectly. Thanks for that!

    One thing I found useful, though, is to put the plate inside a group. That way, even if you check lock position, you can still animate the position and rotation of the plate.


  • Hello, if you make a walkway and instead of plates you put metal bars (to make a “physic” walkway”) i mean a lot of bars. It bugs and each bar will rotate randomly.

    Do you know why ? Anyone could help me ?

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