this is a very spontaneous tutorial I did today.
Here I show, how you can import Cinema 4D Particles right into After Effects for the use of the Plexus plugin from Rowbyte.
There are at least 3 ways I found out, how to import the particles from Cinema: via Vertices, Nulls & Lights.
Just watch the tutorial and you get the idea :)
in this tutorial I'll show you, how to export native Cinema 4D keyframes (position, rotation...ect.) and native C4D models to use them inside of After Effects for the plugin 'Element 3D' from Video Copilot.
You are then able to render sophisticated and complex animations in After Effects which were done in Cinema.
Instancing objects onto a hair system in Cinema 4D is actually very simple and incredibly useful. This technique would be very useful for any object that you want to animate the same way you would want hair to move. You can add wind to have them gently blow around, you can brush or push it with collider objects. And the best part is you can put these on anything - anything you can do with hair you can do with an object instanced onto it.
A quick how-to on connecting dynamic splines to animated objects in C4D with a Constraint and Spline Dynamics Tag. In this example I create a dynamic guitar cord that moves and reacts naturally when I move the guitar around.