Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the wave animation with plain effectors, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
Using MoGraph effectors to animate your scene can be a huge timesaver over…keyframing by hand.…Using effectors to procedurally animate objects allows you to automate much of your animation.…In this movie, you'll begin creating the procedural animation with effectors.…So you see we have our cube grid cube text all set up.…Now what we need to do is start applying effectors to create our animation.…So we're going to go up to MoGraph, go to Effector, and the effector type that we…are going to be using specifically for this animation are just Plain effectors.…
The reason for this is, if you look under the Parameter tab, you can see that…under Transform, you can only transform Position, Scale, and Rotation.…Since we're only animating the object's position and rotation, Plain effectors are…going to work just fine for what we need.…So now what we have to do is apply our Plain effector to our cube grid and cube text.…Under Cube Grid, we already have an effector applied. Keep that in mind.…Now if I select the cube text as well, you can see under the effector tab that…
- 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