Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors

with EJ Hassenfratz
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Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors
Video duration: 0s 1h 39m Intermediate


Harness the power of the CINEMA 4D MoGraph module to create complex animations with only a couple of keyframes. By stacking multiple MoGraph effectors, you can achieve nice-looking animations quickly and easily, saving you time spent keyframing moves manually. Discover how to change your text on the fly or create iterations of it, while keeping the animation intact. Author EJ Hassenfratz introduces a real-world postproduction workflow, by creating a network bumper promo. This project covers creating 3D text in CINEMA 4D, compositing, and adding final polish to the footage inside of Adobe After Effects.

Topics include:
  • 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
After Effects CINEMA 4D


Hi, I'm EJ Hassenfratz, and welcome to Mograph Techniques, Animating with Cinema 4D Effectors. In this course, we'll look at how you can leverage Mograph effectors to create a complex network bumper animation that's driven by only two key frames. I will start by showing you how you can set up your scene using Cloner and Fracture objects, then I will show you how you can stack Mograph effectors while using Mograph selection tags to have full control over how your objects are manipulated by Mograph Effectors.

We will then see how we can create an animation that can be quickly and easily changed for iteration and versioning in both cinema 4D and after effects. We'll be covering all these features, plus plenty of other tools and techniques. Now, let's get started with Mograph Techniques: Animating with Cinema 4D Effectors.

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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:

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
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