Everything was brought to life via Xpresso and some minor COFFEE programming. If you're not too familliar with these 2 portions of Cinema4d, no fear, there is a user friendly interface included to control the functions of this machine. The power switch is tied to the VU lights. When it's activated, the lights are activated. The other switches can be moved, as well as the channel and echo sliders via a data slider. The knobs are freely rotated with sliders as well. They are not tied to any reel functions. The tape counter operates with the lag as a real one would. Also controlled by a data slider. Amounts of tape on each spool can also be adjusted.
Motion blur is linked to the reels movement. If play is activated, no blur occurs. However, if fast forward or rewind is activated, blur will occur in the final render automatically.
Also included are all the sounds this deck makes. Sounds were recorded at 44.1khz at 16bit via studio condensor mics. Sounds include various takes of: switches, knobs, and the motor idle. This unit does not make noises when engaged other than the idle noises. (I keep the real thing maintaned, as it shouldnt make extra noise)
Textures/Labelling all done in Body Paint R3. VU meters require MoGraph plugin.
Lastly, included is a demo movie and if purchased the file in which the demo movie was made in order to give a better understanding for how this can be animated.