Kevin Snyder looks at combining Cinema 4D’s Mograph and Xpresso to export positional data into After Effects and use that data to create graphical connections from 3d nuls to 2d data points. Check out the tutorial for Creating An Array Of Shattering Strings in After Effects & Cinema 4D here.
from the tutorial description: We’ll be starting in Cinema 4d to create text fragments and use XPresso to export the Mograph positional data to After Effects. From there, we’ll jump over into After Effects and use expressions to connect 3d nulls to 2d data points… We’ll also be using a macro in Microsoft Word to edit multiple lines of expressions. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Cinema 4d user or strictly an After Effects user, today’s tutorial should be something helpful for everyone!