Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating bendable type, part of CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animation, and Deformers.
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Type is a common theme on motion graphics and one of the things that animators and/or …designers often get asked to do is to distort type. …CINEMA 4D has some great tools for distorting objects, but when you go to Distort Type there …are some very special considerations to keep in mind. …I've got this very simple word here Bendy. …It's just an Extrude NURB there with the Text spline underneath it and I've got some caps …on the Extrude NURB set to be Fillet Cap with the radius of 2 by 1. …Now what I want to do is to bend this type. …So let's go to Deformer Objects and add a Bend Deformer.…
A great rule of thumb when using the Deformer Object is to have the box that represents …the deformer object be the same size or as close to the same size as the object you're …going deform as possible. …That's going to give you a lot more control and predictability over the deformation. …So what I want to do is to switch to a four-way view and I'm going to raise up this box on the Y axis. …So it's about on the middle of the word and then in the Object Properties for the bend …
- What is a keyframe?
- Working with the F-Curve Manager
- Pausing an animation
- Working with the Editor Camera vs. the camera object
- Adding movement with a spline wrap
- Creating custom shapes with the Melt deformer