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Unleash The Power of Splines with Ricochet

Introducing Ricochet: A New Spline Tool for C4D by Rocket Lasso - YouTube

Maxon makes powerful, yet approachable software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, visual effects, and visualization. Maxon’s innovative product portfolio helps artists supercharge their creative workflows.

The team at Rocket Lasso has once again released a groundbreaking plugin for Cinema 4D. The aptly named Ricochet, behaves like a particle system for splines by automatically animating splines to “ricochet” around your Cinema 4D scene or even within models. Ricochet pre-calculates the entire path of the splines, so there is no need to guess where it will end up or wait for the timeline to play every frame.

Rocket Lasso is the brainchild of Chris Schmidt who for two decades has been providing workflow enhancing plugins, tutorials and live streamed knowledge to the Maxon community. Each and every Wednesday, artists can find Chris on Twitch, diving into an endless variety of topics as he tackles questions live from the audience.

Ricochet automatically animates splines ricocheting around your models and scene. You can have them bouncing around forever by setting the Rate, Surface Alignment to wrap splines around objects, or you can dynamically fill volumes of any model or space over time with Growth. Spline segments can be colorized with built-in random color, greyscale, or driven by MoGraph Effectors. Use Cinema 4D’s Matrix object as the basis to create as many Ricochet origins as you want and Fields to drive the advanced interactions with Ricochet’s parameters.

Ricochet opens up whole new design possibilities for creating complex webbing with ease, to generate animated sweeps, hair, create Mesh Volumes, exciting FUI effects, plant growth, and so much more. Plus Ricochet supports all Cinema 4D rendering engines, including Sketch and Toon as well as 3rd party renderers.

Ricochet is compatible with Cinema R20 and greater on Windows and macOS.

About Rocket Lasso

Rocket Lasso is a team of 3D artists and coders who bring a combined 20 years of experience developing plugins for Cinema 4D and creating educational content for the community. With a focus on openness and community sharing the team at Rocket Lasso has created hundreds of hours of tutorials that go beyond the basics and live streams every Wednesday answering questions directly from the audience. The team has worked on movie titles and credit sequences including Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Dumb & Dumber To, and Krampus.

Rocket Lasso’s team is also heavily involved in the motions design local community in the Midwest, founding the long-running user group Chicago C4D which brings artists, students, and the studios of the Chicagoland area together to celebrate 3D in motion design. Also co-founding the Half Rez event, the Midwest’s largest annual motion graphics conference.

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