Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating character movement with CMotion, part of CINEMA 4D Essentials 8: Character Rigging and Xpresso.
With the fully rigged character you're probably asking yourself, "Well, how do I make it move?"…The CINEMA 4D CMotion Object, which is part of the Character options, allows…you to do just that.…It's a method of creating procedural motion for your characters.…Now it's not nearly as nice as actually hand animating your character but it's a…great way to get quick motion in a scene.…Let's say you're an architect and you're trying to populate a scene with…people in the background.…The CMotion Object let's you apply walk cycles to your characters very fast and…then makes subtle adjustments to them to make them a little bit different.…
So let's select our Character object here. And in the Character Object under the…Object Properties, we're in the Animate section of the Object Properties, and…there's this great looking button here that says Add Walk.…Let's go ahead and do that. Boom.…As soon as I do that, my character's arms and legs have changed position.…You can see that his right leg in a step position, and his left leg is down, and…
- Linking objects to points in Xpresso
- Creating a data slider to control a spline wrap
- Controlling multiple objects with a single slider
- Understanding the traditional character animation workflow
- Using the Character object for building and applying rigs