Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the X and Y axes, part of Cinema 4D: Animating Charts and Graphs.
- Since our bar chart compares two values,…we'll see how we can create text…for our x and y axes using a little XPresso.…We'll then manipulate them inside a fracture object…by using a MoGraph step effector…to control our axis labels.…So I've got a spreadsheet here…that compares the wind power capacity for a couple states,…and it's a simple bar chart.…And we want to tackle naming…these x-axis for the states…and the y-axis for the values in megawatts.…So let's take a look.…You can create the x and y axes…by using a rectangle spline.…
We'll make it editable by hitting C,…and we'll step into points mode,…and we'll just select this point over here and delete it.…Under the rectangle options there, there's Close Spline.…We need to deselect that.…So if you go F4 on your keyboard,…you can get into the front view.…I'm going to select everything, cmd+A,…and then make sure that my snapping is enabled.…And the snapping that we want is to make sure…that the Workplane Snap and Grid Point Snap…are both enabled.…Then that way you can drag this guy…
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