Offering a look at creating a swinging light bulb in front of some text and a background, Ben Watts of Ben Watts Design shows how to create the interactions between the rigid body light bulb components and the soft body dynamics of the chord, and have it all work together to create the swinging motion.
how to create a dynamic relationship between rigid and soft objects such as a light bulb and it’s cord
In trying to mimic a show intro he saw on TV, Ben attempted to recreate a swinging lightbulb animation in Cinema4d and noted that it was more difficult than it seemed.
Ben shows his technique for getting the soft and rigid body dynamics to play nice with each other, and then walks through creating the entire scene including the background and type. As usual, Ben makes the project file is available, which you can find here.