David Frazier (pointoflife14)

7 answers · asked · Lesson: Using Blender's Surface Snapping Tools · Course: Introduction to Retopology

Just wanted to comment that I am thoroughly enjoying this workflow, and that Jonathan is an EXCELLENT instructor as much a...

Just wanted to comment that I am thoroughly enjoying this workflow, and that Jonathan is an EXCELLENT instructor as much as he is an artist. Thank you Jonathan, you're very much appreciated here bro! Keep up the great work and the high level of teaching acumen.
  • crew
    Cheers David! That's really nice to hear :)
  • Meant every word. :) By the way, could you help me with something when you get a chance? I have 3D text, it's been cell fractured on layer 3. Layer 4 is a plane (for floor). I assigned the plane as Rigid Body-passive, and the text as RigBod-active w/ friction at 0.2. I also applied "calculate mass" selecting "ice-solid." (the desired fx is of course going to be ICE TEXT that cracks and shatters). When I hit PLAY, the animation looks fine but (here's the problem) certain pieces of the cell fracture wiggle and move sporadically and perpetually. What to do here J?
  • crew
    Go ahead and start a thread on the community forums David, that way you can give a full rundown of the problem with screenshots: http://community.cgcookie.com
  • Hey Jonathan, yeah, there's already one there (http://community.cgcookie.com/t/how-stop-rigid-bodies-after-animation/419/5). No one seems to have a true solution for it yet. I tried all the suggestions on the tread but none of them work. Thanks for being so ready to help though. Let me know if you find anything.
  • crew
    My suggestion (from someone that doesn't do much work with dynamics) is to animate the opacity of the objects, using constant interpolation, such that a solid version disappears at the same frame of the shattered object appearing.
  • For 2 days straight, I have tried to both sign up and log in to the community, but cannot. I can read threads but unable to interact. Every time I try to log in or even sign up I get a blank white page with the following text in the top left corner: "Account login timed out, please try logging in again." I don't know what to do other than find someone here for help. I really really need to access the community. I'm paying my monthly fees on time and everything. What should I do?
  • crew
    David, I'm sending you a message now via our support system, you'll see it popup in the lower right and/or get an email. We'll get this resolved for you.