Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the third wave animation, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
In this movie, you'll apply the third and final wave of effectors to the scene…to complete the procedural animation.…When working with this many effectors, it's very important to name them so you…know what each effector is doing.…So we have our first two waves of effectors applied here, and as I just bring…these to the left and just kind of scrub them through our scene, we have our first…wave pushing the cubes forward, rotating them, revealing our first word, NEXT.…
And then we have our second wave passing through as well, pushing the cubes…forward, rotating them, and bringing our cube text back to their original…position and rotation.…So let's just bring these effectors all the way off to the right here, and we can…start applying our third wave.…So our third wave is going to have a position effector, a rotation effector, and…then we need to have a third effector that pushes just the text cubes forward…in Z space, just to give it a little bit of contrast and become the focal point of our scene.…
- 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