Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the second wave animation, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
With our first wave of effectors applied, motivating the first text transition,…you'll now begin to apply the second wave of the animation, which will bring the…cubes back to their original state.…When working with this many effectors it's very important to name them so you…know what each effector is affecting.…So just to review, we have our first wave applied with these three effectors, and…you can see that the wave comes through and motivates our first text transition.…So now we'll need a second wave that will actually just bring these cubes…back to their original state and will get rid of this next word and prepare…for it to transition to the next word, which is that PIXEL, that fake name of our TV station.…
So let's begin to create our Plain effectors that will be part of this second wave.…So MoGraph Effector > Plain effector, and let's rename this to what it's going…to do. And this is the Plain effector that's going to create that second wave.…It's going to push the cubes forward to create that wave effects,…
- 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