Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the key points, part of Cinema 4D: Animating Charts and Graphs.
- So as we're building our line graph,…we want to incorporate a little bit of the client's identity…into what we're building.…In this case, we have an energy company…that has a windmill as part of their logo.…So let's try to build a little simplified version of that…that we can incorporate into our line graph.…By taking a look at some of this, the simple forms here,…I see a cylinder, maybe an elongated cube,…maybe these guys, too, can be elongated cubes.…So let's build that inside CINEMA.…
I'm going to do a little bit of housekeeping here…from the previous scene.…The data object and the matrix object…are both housing our spreadsheet information.…So we kind of want to keep those intact.…I'm going to select both of them…and come down here to my layers manager.…File -> New Layer from Object Selection…is going to create this new layer that I'll rename Data.…And by doing that, I now have access to these…individual switches.…For visibility in the viewport, now you'll see…that it's disabled, so we can't see it.…And in the object manager,…
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