Author Topic: How the hell do I use the Pattern?!  (Read 704 times)

2022-09-15, 23:36:26

johnnyswedish

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Hi Forum,

Having a go at the Pattern but can not work it out!? I am tired so this does not help but will there be a C4D tutorial soon? Thanks :-) John

2022-09-16, 02:48:14
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TomG

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There will be a tutorial at launch, but we can't do one before as we have to wait for features and UI to be finalized (and have the time to make it after that, plus gather together some sample geometry you can use for "instant patterns" to get to grips with it).
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2022-09-17, 20:38:22
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johnnyswedish

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Nice one Tom! Have a good weekend and look forward to the tutorial :-) John

2022-09-17, 23:53:42
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Cinemike

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Hi Forum,

Having a go at the Pattern but can not work it out!? I am tired so this does not help but will there be a C4D tutorial soon? Thanks :-) John

- Create a landscape object. This will be the base object to distribute the pattern on. Each base object needs proper UVs. No UVs, no fun. No good UVs, very little fun.

- Create a torus. This will be our sophisticated pattern. The size of the torus does not matter. Really. Size does not matter! At least now.

- Create a Corona Pattern object.

- Create some light, because we will now switch the IR on. You cannot see the effect in the viewport without rendering! Make Corona your active renderer, if this is not the case anyway.

- Switch the IR on already! You already did that? Sorry.

- Make the pattern object a child of the landscape and the torus a child of the pattern object. Whatever you see won't be pretty ;)

- Select the pattern object in the Objects Manager. Click on "Fit in Object Space" (just to make sure, the pattern object already adjusted that when you set up the hierarchy) and click on XZ for "UV Plane". Your torus, by default, "lies" in the XZ plane with Y pointing "up". The setting needs to match that.

- Still not nice? Yeah. Click on "Render base object", now you will see the landscape at least.

- Let us finally(!) create a pattern! Click on the UVW tab and set tiling U/V to 10 each. Or 11. This is your world and here you decide. And there are no mistakes, just happy little accidents. I stole that one, though.

- It is still not nice, but you should see the pattern. Go back to the Object tab. Set pattern height to 10%. There you are!

Play with the settings, changing the crop box size is a good start to see how to "weld" the pattern building blocks.
HTH

Michael

2022-10-18, 16:29:12
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johnnyswedish

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Hi Michael,

Yeay! Got it now... Not the best at knitting though... LOL!

2022-10-18, 17:41:28
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johnnyswedish

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Yep :-)

2022-10-18, 18:02:12
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maru

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Here is a brand new tutorial if that helps :)

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