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Cinema 4D Tutorial – Intro to Mechanical IK Rigging

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In this tutorial you’ll get an intro to Mechanical IK rigging and animating in Cinema 4D as well as learning to add springy type movements using Constraint Tags!

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Intro to Mechanical IK Rigging in Cinema 4D Topics Include:
• The differences between FK (Forward Kinematics) and IK (Inverse Kinematics)
• Setting up the correct object hierarchy for rigging
• Introduction to the IK Tag and IK Goals & Poles
• Learning about Freeze Transformations & Reset PSR
• Using the Constraint Tag ‘Up Vector’ option
• Utilizing the Protection Tag to prevent unwanted movements
• Animating springy movement using the Constraint Tag ‘Spring’ option

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