During the lesson, I created a dragonfly robot in Cinema 4d and copied from http://www.arthrobots.com/mechanisoptera-dragonflies.html#. I have chosen an original image of a robot dragonfly.
Original Images of Dragonfly Robot
When I looked at the image it was quite daunting as I could not figure out how this could be created in cinema 4D but I was going to give it my best shot anyway!
Dragonfly Robot in Cinema 4D
This is the dragonfly robot in Cinema 4D that I have created. I used different tools such as cylinder, extrude, plane, symmetry and circle tools. I found it quite easy using the tools and creating the image though it was quite time consuming.
Images of Dragonfly Robot with Shadow
I did render the Dragonfly Robot with shadow on it.
Here is my dragonfly robot. In the end it was not as complicated or hard to create as I first thought. When I look at my dragonfly robot I feel it is quite similar to the original image so I am very pleased with my work and it looks real.
I have decided to experiment and animate the dragonfly robot to fly around in a landscape.
1st part of dragonfly robot animation
I have made the dragonfly robot fly through the building, cross a river and fly around the stadium. I used the camera to target the dragonfly robot and follow it with the camera behind.
This is the scene of the dragonfly robot animation in Cinema 4D.
Here is the animation of the dragonfly robot:
I found it went wrong because it was too fast and missed shots of the dragonfly. I didn’t realise that I have to click the camera target and figured it out so the next animation is more in sync.
This shows how to follow using the camera more accurately.
This is much better animated.
I am quite pleased with my project.
Part 2 of Dragonfly Robot animation.
I was thinking that I would do another experiment to animate the dragonfly robot but this time creating lots of dragonflies flying around in the scene. It is similar to a plague of locusts. YUCK!
This is part 2 of the dragonfly robot animation in Cinema 4D and I have added lots of dragonflies.
I think it looks pretty good and quite amazed with myself that I have been able to use all the stuff that we have learnt and able to link them together. I am very pleased with the two videos and am very confident using the tricks and tools in cinema 4d. I would like to do more animation at some point with other projects.