Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Visualize, Broadcast, Studio MoGraph Effectors Step Effector
Function available in CINEMA 4D Broadcast, Studio

Basic Coord. Effector Parameter Deformer Falloff


Strength [-∞..+∞%]

Use this setting to adjust the overall strength of the effect. Values of less than 0% and greater than 100% can be entered.


At left a Step Effector without a selection, at right with a selection.

A MoGraph Selection or MoGraph Weightmap tag can be dragged into this field or placed automatically by selecting a Cloner Object and an existing MoGraph selection/weighting, and creating an Effector.

The Effector will then work as follows, depending on the tag’s settings:


Maximum [-∞..+∞%]

Use these settings to increase or decrease internal range values.

Note also the Remapping settings for the Layers in the Field list. Use this Field functionality as your preferred method since it’s more powerful and easier to understand in combination with other Layers.

Minimum [-∞..+∞%]

The values entered for the settings in the Parameter tab represent maximum values for those transformations. The Effector is free to choose from a range of values between 0% and this maximum value if the Minimum and Maximum sliders are set to 0% and 100%, respectively. Adjusting these sliders will affect the range of values from which the Effector has to choose accordingly.


R.P is set to 90° in the Parameter tab. The following will apply:

Minimum = 0%; Maximum = 100%: The first clone will be located at 0°, the last at 90°.

Minimum = -100%; Maximum = 100%: The first clone will be located at -90%, the last at +90%.


The transformation shown is a result of the spline setting (insert) and a S.Y setting of 10.

Use these function graphs (see also Function Graphs) to influence the interpolation between the first and last clone. The interpolation will take place as it is shown by the graph.

Step Gap [0..2147483647]

Step Gap settings from left to right: 0,2,10.

Use this setting to influence the interpolation values between the beginning clone and end clone. Increasing values greater than 0 will result in a lessening of the difference between each clone; differences between clone groups, within which no transformations take place, will still be evident.