Creating a transition from one state to another is a simple task in compositing… but what if you wanted to create a similar effect right in Cinema 4D? Well, here C4D Artist Mustafa FERSAOUI shows how you can easily set up an animated cracked transition effect using the Proximal shader in C4D.

how to make smooth to cracked transition in Cinema 4D using Xpresso and proximal shader

Of course there is a bit more to it than just using the proximal shader — there is also some Xpresso involved. In fact, you can easily create an Xpresso rig that will allow you to easily animate the effect by dragging nulls around the scene.

Mustafa makes the project file available for download, so if you want to have a look at how it was all put together, you can check that you here.


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