Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Time Preview Basic Outputs Context
If the current system time or, for example, the scene’s frame number is input into a material, changes made to parameters can be automated. In this example, a Basic Color Gradient is sampled in regular temporal intervals.
Whenever you want to make material properties or rendering dependent on the animation phase, the current time or frame number within the animation can be valuable information. This Node makes this and other information available.