Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding MoText and numbers, part of Animating Charts and Graphs in CINEMA 4D.
- Here we'll look at utilizing MoText…to add number values to our keypoints,…as well as set them up in a way…to reflect the numerical value as they animate up…or down using XPresso.…So here under our Extrude object for the first bar,…we've set those keyframes,…and as you can see, the height is kind of changing.…So we would like to use that to drive the height…of a MoGraph MoText object.…And one way we can do that is through…the use of Set Driven keys.…
So under my Extrude object, we'll go to Movement.…Right-click and say Set Driver under the Expressions.…This is going to drive the value of our MoText…coordinate Y position.…So I'll select my Y position…and then right-click Expression, Set Driven.…Right now our text is super tiny,…so I'm going to increase the height…to maybe 1,000 and we'll also just nudge…this guy over a little bit.…So let's rewind, Shift + F.…
And hitting F8, we now have a MoText object…that follows along with the height of that bar.…So let's take it a little bit further…and have the value of the height…
This course is a project-based learning experience that will introduce different tools and techniques for importing, styling, and manipulating chart data in C4D. Alan Demafiles shows how to drive relationships between spreadsheet data and geometry with set-driven XPresso keys, connect points with tracer objects, and animate charts with dynamic primitive objects. He also explains how to customize the look and behavior of your charts and graphs to fit the style of your company or your client's.
- Using XPresso to link data
- Importing spreadsheet data into CINEMA 4D
- Harnessing mograph effectors
- Connecting dots with tracer objects
- Adding text and x- and y-axes
- Creating pie charts and bar charts with CINEMA 4D