UVWLaser is a Cinema 4D plugin that creates a black white mask image sequence based on a raytracing operation over a polygon
The plugin’s working principle is very simple:
1) Place a UVWLaser object in the scene
This object is a ray caster that emits a ray between two points and draw it with a spline
2) Configure its properties and set which object is the ray collider
3) Animate your scene
4) Press Bake Map button and set the bake options
The plugin will generate a black white image sequence based on the ray tracing over polygon UVW Map
You can set a lot of parameters like the brush size, brush pressure and opacity, the size of the images, the time interval to bake etc. etc.
With the black white image sequence you can enjoy yourself doing a lot of interesting animation
For example animating a pen that writes on paper will be a breeze, you won’t need to use any complicated 2D video editor to generate the map and waste a lot of time to sincronize the movement of the pencil with the map.
For more information watch the video demo, it contains some examples of rig and use.
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).