Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting the interface for XPresso, part of Animating Charts and Graphs in CINEMA 4D.
- Because we're recording at a smaller resolution, we want to maximize the most out of our screen real estate. We're gonna be using Cinema 4D Xpresso, and we're going to alter the UI a little bit to accommodate. So I'm going to right-click here on this cone, and add the Cinema 4D tag Xpresso. It'll pop up in a floating window, which we're going to want to dock. Grab this guy right here, and I'm going to place it right here. Feel free to add it to wherever you need to. Because I don't need any of this material manager, or this right here, I'm just going to right-click on it, and close it.
Likewise for this window here. That's going to split our screen into two, and we're going to want to save this out, so come up over here to Window, Customization, Save Layout As. And I'm just going to call this Xpresso. So it's going to save it off to disc, and you can at any time change the layout back to your original startup. So whenever we're going to be diving into Xpresso, we'll just call this Xpresso UI up.
So now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's dive into our project.
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