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Offline trappistmonk

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Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:23:30 pm »
Hi guys !

I created a small animation on Cinema4D with a sphere and a deformer on it. I baked my animation and tried to export it as DFX but nothing happens when i load it in Keyshot. I also tried the point cache tag and tried to convert it into keyframes but did not work too.

I am a little bit upset because i did it with a cloner and MoGraph and it worked. I really don't understand where is the problem...

Been struggling for a while now so any help would be appreciated.

Thank you !
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 01:27:57 pm by trappistmonk »

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 12:12:43 am »
Hi!
Have you tried exporting in the alembic format .abc?

To my knowledge it is the only one that is capable of importing deformation animations into KeyShot.

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 02:36:55 am »
Yes i tried it. It works with MoGraph tags (hard or soft bodies) but does not work with deformers... really weird ! thank you.

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 02:41:38 am »
Can you share an alembic file that fails to load?

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 03:03:19 am »
I have not the scene with me but i have made a new one. If you need the C4D scene i can also include it...

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 03:56:12 am »
You can import the test.abc directly into KeyShot 7(.1.51) and use the option "deformable mesh" in the animation section of the import dialog.

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 06:37:03 am »
You can import the test.abc directly into KeyShot 7(.1.51) and use the option "deformable mesh" in the animation section of the import dialog.

Yes it works perfectly on KEYSHOT 7 !  :D but not on KEYSHOT 6...

Thank you.

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 06:54:33 am »
Following this as I'm a C4D user as well, and from what I understand alembic support was introduced in KS7, so I don't think deformable mesh works in KS6 unfortunately.

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 07:09:48 am »
You can import the test.abc directly into KeyShot 7(.1.51) and use the option "deformable mesh" in the animation section of the import dialog.

Yes it works perfectly on KEYSHOT 7 !  :D but not on KEYSHOT 6...

Thank you.

So an update would be nice?!?

This animation looks gorgeous with motion blur on!

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Re: Baking / Data Import from Cinema4D to Keyshot
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 07:19:14 am »
Yes i am going to update !  :)
I used it like 30 mn and i can say that it is WAY faster than KS6 ! very impressive.

Nice render !