Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating movement with the Time Effector, part of Cinema 4D Essential Training: 7 MoGraph Modeling and Animation.
The MoGraph Time Effector allows you to create motion in objects, and it can be…used to add life to a still scene without adding any keyframes at all.…So I've got a very basic scene set up here, it's just a cloner object, and…under the Object Properties you can see that it's set to Linear, and it's kind…of making 10 clones, and I've got a white material on them so we can see them easily.…And I'm going to start off by showing you what the Time Effector does.…Let's click on the Cloner, and then go to MoGraph, and then go to Effector, and then select Time.…And the Time Effector, when you first add it, it looks like nothing's happened,…except the clones have rotated.…
That's because by default, the Time Effector has its parameters set to affect Rotation.…When we hit Play, you'll see that the objects are all rotating around the Y-axis.…And that's basically all the Time Effector does.…It moves, scales, or rotates objects based on the parameters that you set here, and…it does it over time.…So if we go to the Position, and I add a position, let's add X to the position…
- Using the Cloner object
- Understanding the MoGraph Selection tool
- Animating a logo with the Fracture object
- Creating movement with the Time effector
- Animating with the Matrix object