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Cinema 4D R14 Cookbook - Second Edition by Michael Szabo, Simon Russell

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Over-animation with Squash and Stretch

If you are like me and you tell people you're an animator, they tend to think that you draw cartoons for a living. I can't draw very well at all; all my animating comes from keyframes, Bezier curves, and math equations, which don't sound quite as fun as doodling with cartoons. However, Cinema 4D has one particular deformer that has a fundamental technique for animating moving objects in any medium: Squash & Stretch.

Getting ready

This recipe uses the Bouncing_Ball.c4d file in the C4D Content Pack.

How to do it...

  1. Check out our project, which has a simple animation of a red ball bouncing on a floor before coming to a complete stop. If you play the animation, our ball appears stiff and rigid; it feels lifeless. ...

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