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

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Combo #2 – dynamic stage lighting

Picture an assignment of having to create a concert or live performance in Cinema 4D. You can imagine lights spinning around at different angles creating a lively environment. Instead of positioning and animating these lights by hand, we are going to resort to MoGraph and some handy effectors to do the job for us. The Spline effector and the Formula effector are the main components of this recipe. With the right combination of effectors we will clone lights instead of objects and cause them to rotate and pivot around to create the feel of a concert's light setup.

Getting ready

Open the Stage_Light.c4d file from the C4D Content Pack and build your scene with this recipe.

How to do it...

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