Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Visualize, Broadcast, Studio MoGraph Other Objects and Tags Poly FX
Function available in CINEMA 4D Broadcast, Studio
PolyFX

Basic Coord. Object Transform Effectors Falloff

Object Properties

Mode

Each mode affects polygons and splines differently.

Full Polys/Segments

When in this mode, polygons will be moved, rotated and scaled as a whole.

For Splines that are made up of numerous Spline segments, the segments will be modified as a whole and each segment will be viewed as a separate Clone.

Partial Polys/Splines

When applied to polygons, individual polygon points are moved, depending on the influence a given Effector has. This effect can only be applied to polygons with an active falloff for the PolyFX object (not only for the Effector).

For Splines, each internal segment between two Spline points will be recognized and treated as a Clone. Any existing Effector scaling can then effect the segments.

Preserve Phong

When in Partial Polys/Splines mode, the original Phong shading of the unaffected surface will initially be maintained during polygon separation if this option is enabled. If this option is disabled the Phong shading will be calculated anew.

The effect shown in the image below can be achieved by enabling this option, which results in a continuous Phong shading effect (all polygons (i.e. S) were scaled in the Transform tab):