1. The Inheritance Effector is probably one of the most underrated and underutilized effectors in the effector menu. In part three of my Inheritance Effector tutorial, I show you how you can fake particle movement that follows or swarms along side a spline path that would normally only be able to be achieved with an Emitter or Thinking Particles and Xpresso. Using a combination of the Inheritance & Spline Effectors along with other Mograph Effectors, you can achieve close to the same effect as an Emitter or Thinking Particles as a simpler alternative in your normal workflow without having to touch Xpresso. Specifically, this tutorial demonstrates the powerful combination of using the Spline Effector along side the Inheritance Effector to achieve a "swarming" effect. As in Part 2 of this series, you can add a Dynamic Tag to the Cloner Object to make sure your clones don't intersect each other with this technique.

    Here is a sample video where I utilized this technique to make a swarm of butterflies each land onto their own individual flowers:

    vimeo.com/37306455

    Part 1:

    eyedesyn.com/2012/02/09/using-the-cinema-4d-inheritance-effector-pt-1-trigger-or-offset-keyframed-cloned-objects/

    Part 2:

    eyedesyn.com/2012/02/17/using-the-cinema-4d-inheritance-effector-part-02-faking-thinking-particles-with-mograph/

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  2. Create an Xpresso tool for combining and remapping Vertex Maps in Cinema4D. Bet you never knew Vertex Maps had such potential!

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  3. See the full post on greyscalegorilla: greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2012/02/how-to-use-thinking-particles-mograph-together/#comments

    In this tutorial I will show how to work(or play-around) with Thinking Particles to build event-based particle systems.I will also show how to combine TP with mograph so you can create a particlesystem then add a more complexity to your animation with your favourite Mograph-effectors.

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    I used the techniques shown in this tutorial to create this ident/example : vimeo.com/34217521

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  5. This is tutorial for an Xpresso based tool I created for Cinema 4D called PolyStepper.
    It deforms any polygon object onto a mograph cloner.

    Download PolyStepper here: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1830495/PolyStepper%20V01.c4d.zip
    Watch the Polystepper in action: vimeo.com/44871719
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