Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating the line graph, part of Cinema 4D: Animating Charts and Graphs.
- With the rigging complete,…we can now focus on animating our line chart.…Our controls allow for us…to try several different approaches,…but we'll try a few of them with MoGraph Effectors.…So the animation here for the Fans…kind of seems to be the obvious one…to tackle first, so previously we had set this up…with a Time Effector and a Random Effector…to get this animation going.…So we'll do the same thing here.…We'll select the Fans and add the Time Effector…and by bringing it down we'll add that to the Fan layer.…And under Parameter, it defaults to 90…on the heading, we actually want that to be…the same 90 on the banking.…
And you're not going to see anything until you…play it in the Viewport.…So hit F8, and you're timeline is going to run.…You'll notice that everything is moving all the same.…So, that's where the Random Effector comes in.…Click on your Fan Cloner Object,…and now come down here and choose Random.…And that Random is offsetting the position,…which is not what we want.…We want that rotation to be varied,…
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