NEW IN R19

Configuration Preferences Import/Export Alembic Alembic Morph
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Alembic Morph

Basic Tag

Tag Properties

Start of Animation
Reset

This setting can be used to offset the animation of the corresponding object temporally in relation to data saved in the Alembic file. Clicking on the Reset button will place the animation start back to its original time.

Scale

Use this value to scale Alembic objects to which the tag is assigned, without having to re-import them.

Interpolation

See Interpolation.

Path to Alembic File

The Alembic Morph tag refers to a separate Alembic file just like an Alembic object does. This path is set automatically when the Alembic object is made editable. At the right is a file selection button with which the link can be changed. At the right of the file selection button you will see a red X or a green that shows whether or not Cinema 4D found the file.

Object Identifier

Here you will find a unique ID that shows a link to the respective object in the Alembic file (don’t be bothered by unusual naming or paths that may appear; Alembic uses a special naming convention). At the right of the file selection button you will see a red X or a green that shows whether or not Cinema 4D found the object.

Update PSR

This option determines if the animation in the Alembic file can be transferred to the object with regard to position, scale and rotation. If this option is disabled, the current animation state will be frozen. It can then, for example, be animated temporarily within Cinema 4D. As soon as the option is enabled again, the animation saved to the Alembic file will take over immediately.

Update Geometry

This option determines if the geometry animation in the Alembic file should be transferred to the respective object in Cinema 4D. If this option is disabled, the current animation state will be frozen. As soon as the option is enabled again, the animation saved to the Alembic file will take over immediately.