I think the Italian scientist Galileo first noticed the regularity of a pendulum when observing a moving chandelier in Pisa cathedral circa 1600 and he later worked out the math. Story is he timed it with his pulse. Maybe it was a boring church service.
My C4D animation was a kind of thought experiment. All the laws of physics are obeyed. In reality it would be hard to make such a device because even with some clever engineering to lift the pendulum weights, the pendulums would probably collide. Would make a cool Newton's Cradle type executive toy.
I say respect to Maxon for including real world physics + dynamics in their modeling software.
C4D as used in the movie industry at the bottom of this page -
Cinema 4D - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
edit - found a video of a real life version of my pendulum rig