Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Using spreadsheet data in CINEMA 4D, part of Animating Charts and Graphs in CINEMA 4D.
- In this video, we'll take a look at how to prepare…spreadsheet information into a format…that is CINEMA 4D friendly.…Then we'll import that information…using the Structure Manager…and examine several ways to manipulate…that data with a Matrix Object.…Let's examine the structure of a typical geometry object…and see how it relates to spreadsheets.…So in this scene, we've got a cube…and right now it's in a parametric object,…meaning we can't access any of the sub-object information…like the points, edges, or faces.…We need to make it editable.…We can do that by hitting this button here…or tapping C on the keyboard.…
So now that we can access the points,…I'm going to select one…and come over here to my Structure Manager.…So you'll see a couple of things.…Number one, it looks a little bit like a spreadsheet.…Number two, you'll see that this far left column here,…it says Point, and Point number five is selected.…I can select any one of these other guys here.…You'll see that the X, Y, and Z space,…that's the coordinates for each of these individual points.…
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