Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Connecting the dots with tracer, part of Animating Charts and Graphs in CINEMA 4D.
- With our data imported we now have points in space…that must be connected.…We can connect the dots animating…and control the line's look through the use…of a MoGraph Tracer object.…So we'll come over here to MoGraph, Tracer.…And this object is what's going to allow us…to connect the dots here with these Fans.…There is a Trace Link, which is empty here.…If you don't have this Cloner Object previously selected…you can just click and drag this guy to add it.…You'll notice that nothing actually happens here just yet…until we change this Tracing Mode…from Trace Paths to Connect All Objects.…And what you're seeing here is a little delay here…because this Tracer object is dependent…on where these Fans are positioned.…
In CINEMA the order of operations…goes from top down,…so it's tracing nothing right now,…because it doesn't see it just yet.…If you were to click and drag this guy Tracer…down below the Cloner Object…it now has the Fans in place…that it can then trace.…So if you're not seeing anything…make sure to drag that Tracer object…
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