How to work with 3D character animation and motion capture in Cinema4D
With Rokoko's mocap tools, you have two options on how to work with your data in Cinema4D. You can either export a file from Rokoko Studio and import that to Cinema4D, or even better, you can use our Rokoko Studio Live plugin to stream your data directly onto your custom character in Cinema4D. Read on to find out how.
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Livestream data directly to your custom character in Cinema4D
With our Rokoko Studio Live plugin, you can stream your live or recorded motion capture data directly onto your custom character in Cinema4D. With that workflow, you can see your animations directly in your scene and adjust your performance in realtime. Jump directly into your own work and immersive yourself completely in your creation
“I adopted this process of using the suit to be able to express how I want to tell stories and how I can tell stories. You don’t always have access to an animator.. but you always have access to your body!”
Animation Director Student
The National Film School of Denmark
"It was nice how fast we could go from recording motion data and just quickly reviewing it on the laptop. We could just focus on the craft of getting those cool dance moves ready"
How are users working with motion capture and 3D character animation in Cinema4D?
Maxon’s Cinema4D is one of the most widely used desktop content creation tools in the world.
Creators with fast-moving workflows and quick turnarounds on their projects choose C4D for their work because of its great combination of being user-friendly, quick, and intuitive, while still allowing users to achieve high-end results.
We think that Rokoko and Cinema4D are very aligned on the core principles of what we think is most important to creators and this is reflected by the large increase in Cinema4D users choosing to work with our tools. Creators with a large following on social media producing short, high-end pieces in short amounts of time are working almost exclusively in C4D and getting mind blowing results.
With our Cinema4D plugin, you can livestream full performance capture including body, face and hands directly into Cinema4D. It is easy to set up any rigged character - you just add the new Rokoko Tags to your skeleton and geometry, and then use the Rokoko Plugin Manager to connect to Rokoko Studio and livestream or record takes directly into Cinema4D. The plugin also features the ability to trim your live recordings or use a keyframe reduction feature to smooth out your motion capture.
Cinema4D is an amazing tool for creators of all stripes and perfect in combination with Rokoko's character animation and motion capture tools!
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