Fold It Plugin

Fold It Plugin

22 January 2014


Fold It is a Cinema 4D plugin that help users to fold polygonal sheets and create quickly folding/unfolding and pop up effects.

The plugin's working principle is very simple:

1) Imagine you want to fold a paper sheet

2) Take a polygonal sheet and place it on the plane XZ
3) With the knife tool or other modeling tools engrave the sheet in such a way as to obtain the polygon's edges in correspondence of the folds of the paper
4) select the edges to fold and the polygonal area that you have to fold
5) call the Add Fold tool, an arrow indicating the direction of the fold will be created
6) set the proper size of the arrow and arrange it according to the desired orientation for folding sheet
7) repeat this process for all the folds you want to obtain
8) according to the priority of folding adjust the fold object hierarchy
9) select the polygonal sheet and call the make joint command, the arrows will be made invisible for any future changes and in their place a joint skeleton will be generated already rigged and weighed ready to be animated using the appropriate controller created by default

You can enjoy yourselves to create popup effects, fold and unfold objects etc etc.

It is a very useful tool for those who make motion graphics or who need to animate quickly and in a nice way the packaging of some boxes of products

For proper operation of the plugin and the automatic weighing of the joints do not cross fold edges

The plugin works with all editions of Cinema 4D R13/14/15 (Prime, Broadcast, Visualize, Studio) and with all cinema 4D compatible engine renderers (V-Ray etc).

Cinema4D and system requirements:
-Cinema4D Version 13/14/15
-OSX Snow Leopard or greater
-Windows 7 32/64 bit or greater

Fold It is available at our plugin section store at price of 19,00 euro + VAT

The plugin is developed by Matteo Porchedda from C4Dzone Staff.