This week on #mochat we talked about keyframing and simulations. Some people definitely leaned more heavily one way or the other, but many have used both. Some available simulation plugins/software includes Newton, Particular, CC Particle World (comes with AE), MoDynamics (C4D), TFD, and many more.
When it comes time to choose when to keyframe and when to run a simulation, a definite line formed between those primarily working in 3D and those in 2D. 3D designers relied much more on simulation and 2D designers much preferred manual key framing.
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