Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Create Menu Fields Field Layers
Function available in CINEMA 4D Broadcast, Studio

Time Field Layer

Layer Offset

Time Field Layer

A Time Field Layer in a Polygon Selection tag. A large Spherical Field (positioned at the top left corner of the cube) has a value distribution from 0 to 1, the Time is also added, which lets the selection grow.

This Field outputs a predefined, consistently growing value (sinus or saw tooth and other envelope curves can also be defined, which, restrict the value output to 0-1, for example) in accordance with the animation time, which can be blended with other Fields and Modifier Layers in the respective Field lists (e.g., for Effectors or Deformers). Note that this Field does not affect colors or orientation.

This also makes it possible to created repeating effects without having to define this in the Timeline.