How to Animate On Sketch & Toon Stroke Lines in Cinema 4D

April 3, 2015

In this tutorial, I’ll be covering how you can animate on your line art outlines made with Cinema 4D’s Sketch and Toon.  First I’ll go over how you can easily animate on your objects using the Mograph Module and effectors.  Then I’ll demonstrate how you can have the lines generated by Sketch & Toon draw or animate on using it’s Draw options.  I’ll show some of the things you need to know to have full control over how they draw on as well as providing a few tips on how to avoid some common issues that may occur using the Draw options like lines randomly popping on and off during the animation.

I cover Sketch Style Tags in this tutorial and you can get more in depth information about them in my Sketch Style Tag tutorial.

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  • Ive been using your tutorials a lot, they are great! I found some really cool google images of light refracting through prisms, i was wondering if there was anyway to do that in C4d, i mean I’m sure there is. Tutorial if you’re bored maybe?

  • Awesome tutorial… thanks.

    I was really hoping those motion lines would be explained too, but I’m guessing, since they weren’t even mentioned, that those were just done in post? Would be cool (maybe for a future Ask GSG?) to figure out how to do those from within Cinema, like with a tracer or something.

  • Hey, Love the tutorial. The illustrative wood grain looks great, was wondering how that was created.

  • Hi, thanks for awesome tutorials. This might be noob questions but I have two problems – Firstly, I animated a free iMac model. However, the specular flickers. I’ve tried shifting the flickering object’s position, but it didn’t do anything.

    Secondly, I want to change the shape of the specular/reflection, so I made a rectangle area light. But the shape is still round.

    Here are the render and the project file for reference. If you could help me out with fixing the issues, that’d be great!!

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