Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video Pausing animation with curves, part of CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animation, and Deformers.
One of the interesting quirks about working with the F Curve Manager in CINEMA 4D is this …idea of Soft Interpolation. …Soft Interpolation is what CINEMA 4D does when it creates keyframes. …Is it tries to create a smooth motion between keyframes. …Normally this is okay if you're just working with two keyframes, but when you want to create …something like a pause in your animation the soft interpolation can become problematic. …Now what I wanted to show you is an example that illustrates this idea of how problematic …it can be and how you can correct it using the F Curve Manager. …What I have is a simple word traveling along the Z axis, and I'll hit Play so you can see that.…
So what I'd like to do is to create a Pause here. …The first thing I need to do is create a keyframe for this moment in time and there's a great way to do that. …If I hold on the Ctrl key, I can Ctrl+ Click right here in the timeline, boom! …And I've just made a keyframe for that track at that moment in time. …If I want to make a Pause, let's drag this keyframe back to frame 40 and let's make a …
- What is a keyframe?
- Working with the F-Curve Manager
- Pausing an animation
- Working with the Editor Camera vs. the camera object
- Adding movement with a spline wrap
- Creating custom shapes with the Melt deformer