Reference Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Create Menu Environment
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D

Stage Object

Basic Coord. Object

Stage Object

The Stage object acts like a movie director. It determines when a camera, an environment, a background, etc. are used within an animation.

For example, you can create many different cameras in your scene and use the Stage object to decide when to cut to a particular camera.

You can also use the Stage object to switch between Sky, Foreground, Background, and Environment objects.

To assign an object to the Stage object, Drag & drop a Camera, Sky, Foreground, Background or Environment object from the Object Manager into the appropriate box.

As can be done with all other objects in the Object Manager, the Stage Object can be activated and deactivated using the green check mark and red x, respectively. This lets you, for example, render the scene from any angle, even if the animation switches from one camera to another, without having to use one of the Stage Object’s predefined cameras.

You can animate the Stage object to change which objects are used over time. This is especially useful for switching cameras during an animation. For example, you can switch from one camera to another as follows.