The Cloner is the core of the powerful Cinema 4D MoGraph system; it takes objects that are its children and displays them using different modes and parameters. In this video, learn how to use the Cloner object.
- [Instructor] So now let's look at the cloner object.…The core of Mograph and the goal here is not to learn…every single button, it's just to kind of get in…and get familiar with the cloner.…So I'll add a cloner object and we'll bring our null…into it and make it a child of the cloner…and immediately we'll see the result in the view port.…We have the mode set to linear and we can increase…the count and the count will just be off screen…because the Y value is distributing the clones…by 50 centimeters each clone.…
So if I zero that out and maybe go onto the X,…you can see it changing that way.…We can also mix in the values so we can…bring in X, Y and Z and we can scale the clones…if we just click on the first S here and then…type in five, press command and enter,…we'll now do some interesting scaling and…let's just change that value back.…So here I mean this is looking quite interesting.…There's a lot of intersecting geometry, but…it's quite an interesting shape.…
So I'm going to just undo that…and we'll just reset these back to 100.…
Here, learn key foundational concepts, such as spline modeling, lighting, and materials, which are crucial to understanding exactly how this 3D application functions. Instructor Andy Needham covers practical techniques for extruding shapes; working with MoGraph tools such as Cloners and Effectors; and adding lighting and camera views for fully realized 3D motion graphics. Plus, find out how to integrate assets from Adobe Illustrator, composite multipass renders with the After Effects and C4D workflow, and use the Takes System to try different materials and settings and export your projects in the exact sizes and resolutions you need.
- Setting up scenes
- Modeling with splines
- Using Illustrator files in C4D
- Extruding depth and detail
- Animating in the Timeline
- Creating clones
- Using Effectors
- Lighting motion graphics
- Applying materials
- Creating animated materials
- Compositing multipass renders in After Effects
- Rendering motion graphics in C4D
Skill Level Beginner
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1. What Are Motion Graphics?
2. Setting Up a Project for Motion Graphics
3. Working with Splines
4. Working with the Timeline
5. The Power of MoGraph
6. Lighting for Motion Graphics
7. Materials for Motion Graphics
8. Rendering and Compositing for Motion Graphics
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