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

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Driving animations

By linking the right properties in XPresso, you can create seemingly complex animations from just one simple pair of keyframes. The same information can be used to power different pieces of your project in different ways, thus minimizing the amount of work you have to do outside of XPresso to control motion. This recipe will show you how we can make a complex shape spin and move in many different ways, all from setting two keyframes and using some simple XPresso.

Getting ready

This recipe requires the XPresso_Rings.c4d file from the C4D Content Pack.

How to do it...

  1. Start by creating a new Null object from under Create | Object menu, and rename it XPresso Null. With the Null object selected, head over to the Attribute Manager, and ...

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