- Setting up the model
- Creating an IK chain
- Adding animation controls
- Constraining position, scale, and rotation
- Adding depth of field and motion blur in After Effects
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi, I'm E.J. Hassenfratz and welcome to Motion Graphics Techniques: Rigging a Robot Arm in Cinema 4D. (gears moving) (loud beeping) In this course, we'll look at how you can use Cinema 4D's Inverse Kinematics, or IK tools to rig and animate a robot arm. I'll start by showing you how to prepare your model hierarchy for animation. Then, I'll show you how to add joints to your object and apply an IK tag to turn your joint system into an IK chain.
Then, I'll show you how to animate the entire rig by just moving the IK goal. We'll then discover ways to streamline and efficiently animate our rigged object by using Constraint tags and Xpresso to allow us to control all the movements of the robot arm by just animating a few parameters. We'll be covering all these features plus plenty of other tools and techniques. Now let's get started with Motion Graphics Techniques: Rigging a Robot Arm in Cinema 4D.