Pre-Composing is a key feature of every compositing software. You make changes to an element in one place and the changes will effect the whole project. Although Cinema 4D is far from being a compositing software, there are ways in it to achieve similar things.
This half-hour Counterparts-tutorial offers some ways to create random movement in Cinema 4D. In After Effects this is achieved by using the "wiggle"-expression. In Cinema 4D there is the "vibrate"-tag, but i'll show you a more advanced technique using Xpresso, as well.
This is the second part of the Unplugged title Breakdown. We will go through the After Effects project file and see how the compositing is done. Also, in the end of the breakdown, i will give you some info on what is coming up next on robertleger.net.