This blog entry is technical, so if you'd rather check Facebook or wash that laundry that's been sitting by the bed, I completely understand. Although, some technical entries will have a prize hidden within, so it's up to you.
Point Morph is a free Cinema 4D plug-in from C4D Zone that substitutes for Cinema's built-in Pose Morph tag, making facial animation set-ups a little simpler. In my case, getting the Wee Purple Thing to blink turned out to be tricky because the eyelids close over eyes designed as flat, recessed circles tucked into a sphere-shaped head/torso. Point Morph adds the ability to connect vertices to splines and also allows you to utilize the Iron and Slide functions, which came in handy.
There's a really helpful instructional video on the C4D Zone site that's a must view (pay particular attention to the Attribute Manager and where to place Subdivision Surfaces if you're using them for your model). The plug-in can be used with any version with Cinema 4D. Okay, there was no hidden prize in this entry. Maybe next time.
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