Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a data slider to control a spline wrap, part of Cinema 4D R14 Essential Training: 8 Character Rigging and Xpresso.
There are going to be times in your animation process where you're going to want…to be able to control multiple objects, and you could use individual sets of key…frames to control those multiple objects.…But it's much better to have just one point of control.…That's where Data Slider comes in.…A Data Slider is a single point of control that can be used through Xpresso to…control other objects.…The first step in this process is going to be to create a null object that's…going to hold our Data Slider.…Let's go to the Primitives and add a null to the scene, and let's call this null, Sliders.…Now you can put sliders on any object anywhere, but in this case, I want to…make it really obvious where that slider is going to be, so it's easy for me to find later.…
Now in CINEMA 4D terms, this slider is something called User Data.…If you click on the null object, down in the Attribute Manager, you'll notice a…little menu item called User Data.…If we click on that, there is an Add User Data and Manage User Data.…
- 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