Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a grid of cubes using the Cloner, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
Cloners and effectors are the main strength of CINEMA 4D, and stacking effectors…is a huge timesaver when creating complex animations.…Let's start by designing out the concept of our network promo bumper animation.…So you'll see I have an empty scene right now.…We're going to start by creating that cube grid that's in our animation.…And so the first thing we need to do to create the cube grid is to get our cube.…So we go up, get our cube, and we're going to change the size down to 150 in each…direction here, and we're going to add a nice rounding to it.…
We're just going to do that by selecting Fillet--and that's a little bit too…much rounding there.…Let's just bring that down to 5, and a Subdivision of 5 is just fine.…So now we've got our cube.…Now we've got to create that grid.…And we're going to do that by cloning it by using a MoGraph cloner.…And if we just drag our cube into our cloner, you can see that it starts…duplicating it upwards.…And it's set to Linear mode, and that's not what we want.…
- 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