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Push Apart

Basic Coord. Effector Deformer Falloff



Clockwise from the top left: Box, Sphere, Cylinder, Linear, Source (spline), Source (particle).

The Shape defines the shape the field of influence will have.

You can select from the following:


No falloff will be applied to the strength of the field of influence. The Effector will affect the entire scene with full strength.

Box, Sphere, Cylinder, Cone, Torus

The corresponding shape will result.


This option only affects the Joint object. If None is selected, the Joint object will have no falloff.


Falloff will take place along the field of influence’s Z length. The following applies: Full strength in the negative Z direction, no strength in the positive Z direction.


Basically Splines, particles or polygonal objects can be used and the effect will take place within a certain distance surrounding the spline or particle (or around the object points in the case of polygonal objects). See for details.


Inverts the falloff. Regions with a maximum effect will be given a minimum effect and vice-versa.


Use this setting to turn the field of influence visible radius on or off.

Weight [-∞..+∞%]

This parameter is not available for all object types (e.g., particle modifiers).

This value represents a general multiplier for falloff, which is not restricted to the falloff expansion, i.e., the Effector’s effect can be expanded or restricted via the Effector limits in the Viewport. This parameter is important when used in conjunction with the clone weight. As soon as the Effector should exclusively affect clones, Weight must be set to 0 (more information regarding clone weight can be found here: Weight Transform).

If the values defined exceed 100%, clones outside of the Effector will also be affected accordingly.

Size [XYZ m]

Use this setting to define the three-dimensional size of the field of influence.

Scale [-∞..+∞%]

Use this setting to scale the entire field of influence (careful: only useful Shape settings such as Sphere, Cube, Cylinder, etc. will have an effect), including falloff and the corresponding radii.

Offset [XYZ m]

This is where you can define the modifier’s offset in the X, Y and Z directions. This is important for the fields of influence (primarily the particle modifiers), which work towards a center point, as is the case with the Attractor, for example. The field of influence will then work towards this center point (which may have been moved via Offset).


Some Shape options include this parameter, which lets you define the direction in which the field of influence should be directed with regard to the (force field’s) object axis.

Slice [0..360°]

With almost any rotational symmetrical fields of influence you will only be able to include a segment (piece of the pie) of the given object between  and 360°.

Radius [0..100%]

When Shape is set to Torus, this setting lets you define the radius.

Spherical Falloff
Outer Radius [0..+∞m]

These parameters are only available for reasons of compatibility when scenes created in previous versions of Cinema 4D are merged. Both parameters will be set accordingly to ensure the same effect is achieved as in the original scene.

Falloff [0..100%]

MoGraph falloff Example: An increasing Falloffvalue from left to right.

Use the Falloff setting to define the radius (red) within which falloff should have an effect. The field of influence will be full strength ranging from its center to this (red) radius. The field of influence will fall off to zero from the red radius to the yellow radius (Scale).

If Falloff is set to zero, the field of influence’s strength (with the exception of the Falloff function, Step). will be full strength within its overall size (yellow radius: Scale). If Falloff is set to maximum, a transition, that can be adjusted via the Falloff function, from the field of influence’s center (max) to its overall size (Scale(min)) will take place.

Falloff Function

Here you can define exactly how the falloff should take place.

Various Falloff settings and their respective effect.


Normally, the falloff value lies between 0 and 1. This setting is acceptable for most areas of use: Let’s say you set an Effector’s P.Y value to 200m. The strength of its effect is strongest at its center so the Clone will be located at P.Y=200m. There are times, though, when you want to define larger values, independent of the Falloff value. To do so, deactivate the option and the resulting effect within the effective falloff will be increased dramatically.

Using this method, you can create interesting controlled explosions:


You can custom-define a falloff using this spline curve. Define the falloff that will take place between the red (falloff begin) and yellow (max. effect range) radii.

How to use this graph is explained here.

Spline Animation Speed [-100..100%]

If the falloff you defined using the spline curve should take place over time, enter a value greater than 0 here. A value of 100% represents a one-second cycle.