Cinema 4D is a popular choice for artists because it seems more user-friendly than other 3D applications. That can change if you are just getting started and you run into the MoGraph Module in C4D. There are a few things to know before you can master creating amazing motion graphics pieces. How to work procedurally with the MoGraph tools and effectors becomes key. A great place to start is with a simple example using the PolyFX Effector.

Think of the PolyFX Effector as a deformer. It allows you to affect each polygon from an object with any other MoGraph Effector. It can break down each segment of an object so that it can be a clone.

How does it work? Freelance Motion Designer Michael Tierney walks through a simple example, working procedurally with PolyFX, creating what has become the “standard” motion graphics animated effect.

Some of the links on lesterbanks are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code. This means if you click on an affiliate link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers. By using the affiliate links, you are helping support our Website, and we genuinely appreciate your support.