Uwe Schweer-Lambers (Equiloud) takes a look at creating an animated unfolded effect in Cinema 4D that can be used to reveal or grow objects.

Creating a nice unfolding growth effect

We have seen some C4D Presets and plugins that will create the unfolding effect, however here, Equiloud creates animated unfolding in Cinema 4D using only C4D’s Toolset, Walking through the process using SweepNURBS, Bend Deformers, the Cinema 4D MoGraph Module, a Step Effector, and a Spline Wrap.