Cinema 4D | Rigging a Mechanical Arm With Custom Animation Sliders

Starting by modeling a hydraulics driven robotic arm in Cinema 4D, Travis Laidlaw share his process for rigging mechanical linkages for animation. Travis demonstrates how important modeling with rigging and animation is by offering a sense of workflow, starting with the modeling process, rigging and how to approach animation of multiple components.

how to model and rig a robotic arm in Cinema 4D as well as setup custom sliders to dock in the HUD to control the movements of the various model parts

Travis shows how to create custom animation control sliders in a heads up display that can it right in the viewport that can be used to animate the mechanical arm and all of its linkages easily.