Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding finishing touches to the animation, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
By making a complex animation that is controlled with only two keyframes, it…makes adjusting the overall animation incredibly easier than if you keyframed it…by hand or all the falloffs individually.…Now, to adjust the pace of the animation, you just have to adjust those two keyframes.…So let's open up our timeline by going to Window > Timeline, and let's just zoom…out and frame up our two keyframes here. And let's open up our Effector Control,…Position, Scale, and Rotation tracks here.…
We don't need the Rotation, so let's just delete that.…We don't need Scale either, since we're not changing any of the rotation or scale values.…Let's twirl down our Position.…And you can see that the only track we really need to worry about is the…position X, because that's the only track that has any movement.…So we can get rid of the position Y and the position Z. So now that we have our…timeline all uncluttered, we can see that this is our animation curve.…And by default, when you just hit keyframes in CINEMA 4D, you have an ease-in and…
- Creating a cube grid with the MoGraph Cloner
- Creating first-, second-, and third-wave animations
- Using a null object to group and keyframe multiple effectors
- Limiting the influence of an effector
- Adding texture
- Using an HDRI map for reflections
- Lighting the scene
- Importing a CINEMA 4D project into After Effects
- Isolating and changing text color with object buffers
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I rendered a Compositing Project File (AEC) from CINEMA 4D, but I am unable to import that file into After Effects.
A: In order to import an AEC file into After Effects, you will need to have the free Cinema 4D Importer plugin for After Effects installed. The plugin can be downloaded here: http://www.maxon.net/support/updates/plugins.html
For more information on this plugin, including instructions on how to install it, refer to Cinema 4D Essentials 5: Rendering and Compositing with Rob Garrott. The movie titled "Rendering and importing elements into After Effects" explains how to install this plugi