Posts tagged Cloner Object

Cinema 4D Video and Step by Step Tutorial-Target Effector MoGraph

Actually this time it took me so long to create this video, I thing I’ve recorded at least 25 times and everytime I was making a simple mistake at the end! so,finally it’s done. Also I created a step by step tutorial for those who does not have high speed Internet. I think with this simple effect, you can create lots of creative still images and animation. With Target Effector you can animate 1000 of cloned object following a target.

Step By Step Cinema 4D Tutorial- Target Effector MoGraph

We are using these commands in Cinema 4D to create a very cool effect very quick.

-Primitive Object
-Cloner Object
-Target Effector
-Target Object

1-Create a Cube Object. Go to the Attributes Manager and under the Object tab, change the size to X=5 Y=2 Z= 5

C4DTutorial-TargetEffector

Changing the Object size

2-Under Mo Graph Menu, Click on Cloner Object. Now drag the Cube into the Cloner Object to be cloned and be a child of the Cloner Object.

C4DTutorial-Target Effector

Drag the Cube inside the Cloner Object

3-Go to the Cloner Object Attribute Panel, under the Object Properties, Change the mode to Grid Array. Change the count to X=25, Y=1 ,Z=25.You Have about 225 Cubes.

C4DTutorial-Target Effector

Change the Cloner Object Attributes

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4-Go to MoGraph Menu and select a Target Effector. Make sure that the Cloner Object is selected when selecting the Target EffectorAs soon as you create a Target Effector, you’ll see that all the cloned object following it.

C4DTutorial-Target Effector

All cubes are following the target arrows

5-Create a Sphere and go to the Attributes Manager and under the Object tab, change the radius to 10.

6-Now we want to set this sphere as our target , so everything will follow it. Open the Target Effector’s Effector tab in Attribute Manager. Drag the sphere from Object Manager into the Object field in Target Effector Effector tab.

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Drag the sphere inside the Target Object field

7-Now select the sphere and move it in the graphic area and this is going to be a new target for cube clones to follow.

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The Sphere is the new Target Object

8-And to make this effect even cooler, go to the Target Effector Attribute Manager and select Effector tab.  Check Repel on.

C4DTutorial-Target Effector

Check Repel on

9-Now move the Sphere along any axis and enjoy.
C4DTutorial-Target Effector

With this simple and quick tutorial, you can create lots of creative animation and still images. Just use your imagination and create a very cool scene and share it with us.

Cinema 4D Basic Animation Tutorial-Mo Dynamics

This is the forth Video Tutorial from 4D frog.com. This one is a very simple animation scene using Motion Dynamics.
This time beside the you tube video, I have the step by step tutorial as well for those who do not have high speed internet. Hope you enjoy it.

1-Create an object or use an existing object. I my case I’m using a similar object to my Low Poly Octopus tutorial.

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

2- Now I want to array my space octopus, go to Mo Graph in the top menu and click on Cloner Object. In your Object Window, drop you object inside of the Cloner Object.

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

3-Go to Cloner Object attribute and change the Mode to Grid Array, by default it is set to Linear.

4-Have the Counts 3 in every direction, so It’ll create 27 objects. (If they are close to each other, you can change the size in all different directions.)

5-Now Create a Floor object, because we are trying to see how our group of octopuses will react to this object. I change the color attribute for the Floor Object to have better visibility.

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

6-Hold on shift and click on both Cloner Object and Floor in your Object window. Now right click and under Mo Graph tags choose Rigid Body. This will assign the Rigid Body to both of the objects.

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

7-Now click on play and watch it. It is pretty cool.  27 octopuses drop to the floor and act like the real life.
8-In the next step I add a box to the scene, make sure to assign the same Rigid Body tag to the box and play it again, this time they will all react to the box as well.

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

9-In my last step, I convert my box to editable polygon and take out the top face and this time after hitting play, some of the octopuses will trap inside the box.

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

Cinema4D-AnimationTutorial-Basic

Hope you like it and with this simple technique you can create many different creative scenes. Just think about a nice story and create it. Originally my story was how my space octopus giving birth in the space and all the kids fell to the earth, but I thought that might be too much for a simple tutorial!

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