Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Tweaking the overall layout of data, part 1, part of Animating Charts and Graphs in CINEMA 4D.
- [Voiceover] In this section,…we'll show you how to create a controllable rig…that easily scales the graph and its elements…according to your needs.…We'll see how the flexible rig created in XPresso…can maintain the data's layout while making these changes.…So right now our graph is a little bit all over the place.…We need to kind of make a few changes here and tweaks.…So, for starters,…I'm just going to select all my MoText,…go down to object, and make this right aligned.…And if I select the cloner, I can now move this…to the side there.…I'm going to middle-click on the top-most layer here…of the Y-axis and come to my layers…and create a new layer for that.…
Call it Y-axis.…Do the same for our X-axis.…And under the cloner,…just bring this in a little bit.…Now we're getting some overlap here,…but we'll fix that here in a second.…So, if you tap Command-B on the keyboard,…you'll bring up the render settings and presumably…you might be working in HD resolution.…1920 by 1080.…And if you hit Shift-V on the keyboard,…
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