Cinema 4D – Intro to Mechanical IK Rigging Tutorial

[Instructor] EJ Hassenfratz

In this tutorial by EJ Hassenfratz, you’ll get an introduction to mechanical IK rigging and animating in Cinema 4D.

Topics covered 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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