Cinema 4D Xpresso Sample Effector Node

Every motion graphics artist, whether they are comfortable with Xpresso or not, should know how to set up the Sample Effector Node.  Being able to use an Effector without having to use a Mograph Object can be a benefit in your projects.

Sample Effector: This Node lets you ascertain all output values of a given Effector.
— Maxon Help

Most setups are the same and using the example below will get you on your way to exploring the Sample Effector Node.  You can access the following with the Sample Effector Node:

  • Global Matrix
  • Color
  • Strength
  • Time
  • UV
  • Weight

Sample Effector Node used to drive a random position similar to the Vibrate Tag.


Cineversity Tutorial: Mograph Sample Effector Node

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Click the image for the Cineveristy overview of the Sample Effector Node by Dr. Sassi.  

Click the image for the Cineveristy overview of the Sample Effector Node by Dr. Sassi.