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Shortcuts for CINEMA4D: Creating Relationships

A couple of keys to make your hierarchy a snap By Ko Maruyama
Creating new hierarchies in MAXON's CINEMA4D is a snap. It's as easy as dragging one object to another, or sometimes even easier.  The quick pace of broadcast graphics means that you need to have shortcuts at your disposal to keep up.  Here are a couple that will make your object management much more streamlined.

There are so many little tips and tricks like this that I usually bury in the tutorials on CreativeMac, but this time, I decided to focus on the shortcut itself.  When you have to work quickly to make an afternoon air time, you want to be sure that all of your gestures are a fluid movement right up to the the time of rendering.

These are a couple of shortcuts that will become a reflexive move when you use them enough.  These are especially handy when flying around the CINEMA4D MOGRAPH window, where the parent/child relationship is very important to the resulting geometry/animation.

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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