Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Driving the pieces with Xpresso, part of Animating Charts and Graphs in CINEMA 4D.
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- CINEMA 4D's parametric objects contain many…of the building blocks for animation.…And in this video, we'll look at how we can use XPresso…to drive a couple of parameters,…using only one user data slider.…So for this example, I've got a user data slider here…for the percent control, and I'm using it…to control both the pie slice…as well as the MoText…that drives the percentage.…So let's take a look at how to build that.…I'm going to go to our start video here,…our start scene.…
And we've got the 32% Extrude and the Arc.…So I'm going to copy these two guys…and create a new project by hitting Command + N.…We'll paste it into this new scene.…And the first thing I'm going to do…is create a new null object…which we'll rename Percent Control.…Here under User Data, we'll Add a new User Data.…Let's rename that to Percent.…Oops, come back in, Manage User Data.…
And we want the interface to be a float slider…and the units to be real.…We'll change up this max to 100,…and that represents 100%, 0 to 100%.…Even though this unit says real,…
This course is a project-based learning experience that will introduce different tools and techniques for importing, styling, and manipulating chart data in C4D. Alan Demafiles shows how to drive relationships between spreadsheet data and geometry with set-driven XPresso keys, connect points with tracer objects, and animate charts with dynamic primitive objects. He also explains how to customize the look and behavior of your charts and graphs to fit the style of your company or your client's.
- Using XPresso to link data
- Importing spreadsheet data into CINEMA 4D
- Harnessing mograph effectors
- Connecting dots with tracer objects
- Adding text and x- and y-axes
- Creating pie charts and bar charts with CINEMA 4D