CINEMA 4D Essentials 8: Character Rigging and Xpresso
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I hope you've enjoyed CINEMA 4D Essentials: Character Rigging and XPresso. In the next course, CINEMA 4D Essentials: Particles and Dynamics, we'll take a look at the two different particle systems in CINEMA 4D, the Basic Particle Engine and Thinking Particles. Then we'll examine how the dynamics can be combined with Thinking Particles to create some really cool effects.
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CINEMA 4D Essentials with Rob Garrott is a graduated introduction to this complex 3D modeling, rendering, and animation program, which breaks down into installments that can be completed within 2 hours. Start this installment with a look at Xpresso, a scripting tool that allows you to speed up your workflow by automating control of rigs, animations, and menu commands. This course also covers the basics of character rigging, from binding joints and geometry to adding movement with CMotion.

Topics include:
  • Linking objects to points in Xpresso
  • Creating a data slider to control a spline wrap
  • Controlling multiple objects with a single slider
  • Understanding the traditional character animation workflow
  • Using the Character object for building and applying rigs
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3D + Animation Video
Software:
CINEMA 4D
Author:
Rob Garrott

What's coming next?

I hope you've enjoyed CINEMA 4D Essentials: Character Rigging and XPresso. In the next course, CINEMA 4D Essentials: Particles and Dynamics, we'll take a look at the two different particle systems in CINEMA 4D, the Basic Particle Engine and Thinking Particles. Then we'll examine how the dynamics can be combined with Thinking Particles to create some really cool effects.

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