MoGraph tutorial?
Posted: 06 March 2018 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]  
Total Posts:  3
Joined  2014-02-12

I’m looking for a MoGraph tutorial to learn about the basics of MoGraph.

I’m working on a scene, and all I want is some confetti falling down. The confetti IS falling down now, but I’m lost in all the options and attributes MoGraph and Dynamics have. I need a tutorial to get started. It’s too much.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 March 2018 07:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
Moderator
Avatar
Total Posts:  7415
Joined  2011-03-03

Hi henkstolker,

I have initially miss-understood your question as a tutorial suggestion, so I have edited my reply here.

Please use the Cineversity-Search (upper right corner) and get the tutorials about the “Cloner Object”. This is the object where you should start with, and then Effectors, perhaps get familiar with the Plain Effector first. Anything else comes later. I guess you have checked already the content that is available. Let me know if you need some guidance. Or use the filter to get more specific MoGraph material with Particle in the search Particles and MoGraph in the Filter.h
Screen_shot:
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/m8sp5voQngvtvkEMcSRqyEkWmAS2OtUMvuV5c6R8sHS

A very compact basic introduction, and I always assume that it was read, is the MAXON Quick Start guide. It functions like a flashlight in a larger warehouse, the warehouse being the application. Please have a look at page 109 to 121. (While on the site: Follow the version you have, then updates> documentation.)
https://www.maxon.net/en/support/downloads/
There is also an option to get a collection of sample files.

For your project, if you can share any scene file here in the Q&A forum, preferable with only the parts in question (no 3rd party material included), I will have a look into it. The target here would be a working set up that you can study.

I hope this helps to see more the first step needed, I’m happy to guide you with your first project, if you let me know what you need here in the Q&A forum. The Tutorial Forum is for direct question based on an existing tutorial, started with the Help with this Tutorial button.

All the best

Edited

 Signature 

Dr. Sassi V. Sassmannshausen Ph.D.
Cinema 4D Mentor since 2004

Photography For C4D Artists: 200 Free Tutorials. Texture, Panorama, HDRI, Camera Projection, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSassiLA/playlists

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 March 2018 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
Administrator
Avatar
Total Posts:  23
Joined  2006-11-30

Here are some suggestions on Cineversity:

https://www.cineversity.com/learn/Motion_Graphics - there are a lot of great motion graphics tutorials here using MoGraph and the first 2 prjects are very basic.

Here are some great MoGraph Quicktips: https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaylist/mograph_quick_tips

And this tutorial series might be related to what you want to do: https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaylist/dynamic_particles_mograph

Hope they help!

Paul

Profile
 
 
Posted: 11 March 2018 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
Total Posts:  3
Joined  2014-02-12

Thank you, Dr. Sassi and Paul Babb, thanks to your help I succeeded in what I wanted.

To be honest, Dr. Sassi, I did not read the Maxon Quick Start guide. I did not find it. In Cinema R18 and before, weren’t tutorials available in the Help menu? I’m not sure, but from my memory the tutorials in Cinema were always close at hand. And now in R19 the tutorials are gone from the Help menu. Or I’m mistaken, I’m not sure.

Anyway, thanks again.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 11 March 2018 08:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
Moderator
Avatar
Total Posts:  7415
Joined  2011-03-03

You’re very welcome, henkstolker, and thanks for the feedback.

For me the Quick Start Guide is such a beautifully made little motivational kick-off, with all the images and files to explore and the willingness to stay very basic and short. But yes, a video based tutorial has certainly many advantages.

Tutorials are “normally” accessible from Main Menu> Help> Show Tutorials… (Currently not available, based on the help Content.

Please have a look here:
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/RPDa1jTdWEvuMY2J1zgBrlzu9S7flXlcWeBchUPqzIr

All the best

 Signature 

Dr. Sassi V. Sassmannshausen Ph.D.
Cinema 4D Mentor since 2004

Photography For C4D Artists: 200 Free Tutorials. Texture, Panorama, HDRI, Camera Projection, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSassiLA/playlists

Profile