The Step effector can be used to offset animated clones in Cinema 4D. In this video, learn how to incorporate this effect into a MoGraph setup to create a cascading animated effect.
- [Instructor] Let's look at how we'd offset…animation with effectors.…In this setup, we've got a cube,…and we're just going to focus on this for the moment.…It's got some deformers underneath,…and they're causing the animation to happen here,…so if we toggle them on and off,…you can see nothing's happening.…With bend deformer, we're unfolding that cube.…See, deformers allow you to manipulate geometry…in a non-destructive way, so this becomes…quite interesting when we put these objects into a cloner,…and you can see we've got it cloning linearly,…now if we add a spline effector to the cloner,…you can see now it's cloning around…this inner ring that we have here.…
Wouldn't it be awesome if we could offset this animation…and get a sort of cascading effect?…So let's do that with a step effector.…So with the cloner inner selected,…I'm going to choose a step effector,…and now the default behavior is to scale the clones up,…so uncheck that, and we're interested in…this one all the way at the bottom here,…which is tile offset.…
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
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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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