Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the bars, part of Animating Charts and Graphs in CINEMA 4D.
- In this video, we'll create a bar.…We'll go beyond a standard cube…and create a dynamic bar with an extrude object.…Afterwards, we'll stylize the look by using a step effector.…So while there's many ways to build…what could look like a bar using maybe a cube,…or many other ways, I'm just going to use…a rectangle spline.…I'm going to turn that plane,…and change the orientation to XZ,…so it faces up on the y-axis.…And I'm going to drop that into an extrude object.…Hold down Option as you do,…and it'll automatically parent.…We'll zero out the z space Movement…and increase the y space, so that it extrudes…along the y-axis.…
So here we'll go back into Excel…and grab our first bar value,…and paste that into our Movement.…Okay, so let's hit H on the keyboard…to frame up our entire artwork.…And what I'm going to do is go ahead…and set a keyframe for this.…Let's say it wants to animate here by frame 30.…So Command-click here to set a keyframe,…and at the very beginning of the timeline,…we'll set that down to zero.…So we'll get a simple animation.…
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