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Meshing Gears: Getting Up to Speed: Dynamic Radian Offset Nightmare

06 February 2015 - 07:53 PM



I have no idea how to neatly move pink onto purple without the teeth intersecting, how to make the pink rotation wait until the correct contact with purple's teeth (on the sides, not the top of the teeth) before picking up purple's rotation.
I've tried almost everything except cold hard mathematics and COFFEE nodes.

The rotation speed is the major thing. Need to evaluate the radians of the purple per turn. That's easy, that's just a rangemapper on Modulo set to radians. How do I then set 3 ranges (between each of the three teeth) which are clear for the Pink to enter and mesh with the purple? Or am I thinking far too complex?


any ideas? Douwe? Base80?

Xpresso Question: Rigging a Ratchet Wheel

04 February 2015 - 03:25 PM

Hello peeps,


My usual level of intellect is lacking on this one...


How to rig a ratchet wheel? In my case, the ratchet is following the rotation of a swing arm, which has a ratcheted surface pressed onto the wheel with a spring... When the swingarm returns to its base pose, the ratchet wheel cannot follow the swingarm back to base because of the ratchet.


So how do I drive the rotation of the wheel to make a strict 45-degree advance, then stop rotation, and not follow the negative rotation of its 'parent' when the swing arm returns to base?


Each subsequent movement of the swing arm would then add another 45-degree rotation to the current angle of the wheel.


I get the impression this requires the use of the memory node but the help dox aren't making sense this week.


cheers pals x



What the heck do I charge for my labour in Brazil?

28 January 2015 - 11:56 PM

Don't suppose anyone knows what the going rates for freelance 2D afx/3D work are in Brasil/Sao Paulo/Rio?


I'm an artist (anyone who's seen my reel would know I use the term gingerly) not a godammned business guy...


Any ideas?

Need to rent a computer/hotdesk in Sao Paulo, Brazil

21 January 2015 - 11:27 PM

Hi peeps,

Don't know if my absence has been noticed by the itinerant bunch on this forum, but I'm backpacking in South America and have washed up in Sao Paulo where they have animation studios...

Anyway I have a bit of remote work come in. I could pay for another two months' travel if I take it.

Does anyone have a contact or an idea as to how I can get my hands on a MBP or equivalent? Dunno how I feel about asking random studios for equipment esp as I need to download a terabyte of shyt just to do the work.

Any ideas, ladies and gents?


Team Render dropping frames?

26 June 2014 - 12:57 PM

Every time I import an .aec from C4D and bring in the mattes and other passes, they're missing frames, even though nothing came up. Sometimes the computer that sends out the job freezes and then the .b3d files aren't converted. Sometimes there's a shedload of .tmp files in there. Either way, there doesn't seem to be a checking thing built into Team Render. If I ask for 100 EXR frames, that's what I expect. Anyone else had this?


I'm on a 4-core iMac and the render nodes are all mac pros


ta x