Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Animation exercise: Creating bouncing movement, part of CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animation, and Deformers.
In order to be a great animator you have to really learn how to control your animation …with the F Curve Manager. …This is a very simple exercise that I like to do that'll illustrate the power of the …F Curve Manager and also how easy it is to control your animation. …What we're going to do is create some bouncing movement, we're going to take this sphere …and bounce it down these stairs a little bit like the game Q*bert from back in the day. …So we're going to go from this step to here, to here, to here, to here, to here and then off the screen. …And in order to do that, we want to animate in a very specific way.…
The idea of creating a bouncing movement is a really interesting challenge, because we …don't want to add too many keyframes. …Animating with keyframes is a lot like drawing paths in Illustrator or Photoshop, the fewer …points that you use; the easier it is to manipulate that path. …So, what we want to do is to create our animation with these few keyframes as possible. …We're going to start off by animating our sphere down the steps and it's at the right …
- What is a keyframe?
- Working with the F-Curve Manager
- Pausing an animation
- Working with the Editor Camera vs. the camera object
- Adding movement with a spline wrap
- Creating custom shapes with the Melt deformer