In this tutorial we’ll see how to create a Dynamic Rope simulation in Cinema 4D, the tutorial made in Cinema 4D using HoRope plugin. Very useful tutorial by Paras Soni, that shows us how to manage the complex simulation of a rope, using a free plugin for C4D, also in the tutorial, we’ll see how to create a rope shader  in Redshift to use in the final render.

Dynamic Rope simulation tutorial made in Cinema 4d using HoRope plugin

Download HoRope plugin for C4D

Cinema 4D Python Plugin

Python script based plugin that generates setup for animating dynamic ropes.
Tested on CINEMA 4D R18 and R19

HoRope Installation

Clone the project or download the zip file and extract it into the Maxon plugins directory.
Make sure to preserve folder information while unzipping.

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R…\plugins\
  • MacOS: /Applications/MAXON/CINEMA 4D R…/plugins/

HoRope Help and notes

Create HoRope object.
Place your spline under HoRope object.
Play with settings.
Make it editable to use setup with dynamics.

HoRope uses only one segment of a spline.
You can select multiple splines and click HoRope button holding “ALT” to generate multiple ropes.

If you whant your rope behaves more stable:
In Project settings>Dynamics>Expert

  • set Steps per frame to 20 or higher
  • set Maximum Solver iterations per step to 20 or higher
  • set error treshold to 3% or less
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