Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Building and animating a train using the Matrix object, part of CINEMA 4D Essentials 7: MoGraph Modeling and Animation.
The Matrix object is an often misunderstood part of the MoGraph module.…It's an object that looks for all intents like a cloner, but it doesn't actually…make clones, it makes position information.…Now that may seem kind of confusing, but we're going to use a very concrete…example to show what that means.…We're going to use the Matrix object to make a very simple train animation,…combining it with Spline Wrap.…Now in order to get started with this, let's take a look at what the…Matrix object does.…And I'm going to add a Matrix object to the scene, so let's go under the MoGraph…menu and go to Matrix.…
When I add that, I get this little grid of cubes in the scene, and these…cubes represent position.…If I hit Cmd+R or Ctrl+R on the keyboard, you see that my train part…renders, but the little cubes did not.…That's because they are just position information.…I'll hit A on the keyboard to redraw the screen.…So how do we use the Matrix object?…Well, we use the Matrix object by cloning other things onto it.…
- Using the Cloner object
- Understanding the MoGraph Selection tool
- Animating a logo with the Fracture object
- Creating movement with the Time effector
- Animating with the Matrix object