Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating abstract animation with the Tracer object, part of CINEMA 4D Essentials 7: MoGraph Modeling and Animation.
The MoGraph Tracer object generates spline information based on the position of…objects in the scene.…It can also generate those splines based on the points that make up those objects.…This can be incredibly useful for modeling and for rigging and for all kinds of situations.…I'm going to show you how to make a very quick abstract background using the…Tracer object to give you a feel for what it can do.…So I've got a basic scene here.…I'm going to hit Play to show you what's going on.…And you can see my objects are just kind of randomly rotating through the scene.…What I want to do is to create spline information based on the positions of each…of these cubes, linking them together.…
So if I go to the MoGraph menu and add a Tracer object to the scene, the Tracer…object, under its Object Properties, has this field, the Trace Link field.…The Tracer object doesn't do anything until this Trace Link field is filled.…A very important thing to remember about the Tracer is that it needs to be below…
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