# “Rolling Cube Along a Path” preset and pdf tutorial available now

You can find the files HERE or in the tutorial article.

And this is an example video created with my preset.

# Rolling Cube along a path in C4D using math and Xpresso

A couple of days ago I came across this video of Maxon Training Team (channel that I recommend you follow):

This tutorial shows techniques for rolling a cube along a path using XPresso and the new Nodes system. The result is good and in certain situations it can be fine, but it is not precise, it is an approximation. I tried to look if there was a mathematical solution to the problem but in my short search I found only these other methods of solving the problem:

This is another fast and effective approach that leverages the internal physics of C4D.

Here, on the other hand, a solution is offered to obtain a mathematically precise rolling, but it would probably be difficult, to deny me if I am wrong, to adapt it to make the cube follow a path other than the straight line.

So I thought I’d solve the problem mathematically so that the cube can follow a path along a spline. But first I want to show you a short example video where I used my own preset.

# Two minutes setup with C4D and Redshift

After a few months without a free time for Cinema 4D, today I wanted to give me a gift with this simple render.

# 3D Tracking and Realmagazine

This is the Realmagazine preset for Cinema 4D used in my first 3D tracking test.

Rendered using Redshift.

# How to use Realbook with Octane render

Thanks to Maarten Vissen for this useful video.

# RGB LCD Panel – Free Preset

My RGB LCD Panel preset is here.
It is an XPresso setup that works for standard render in Cinema 4D but it is possible to adapt it to any kind of render engine, I think.

Please note that the pixels in this preset are always squared.
The parameters are the follows: Continue reading