I recently picked up on an excellent thread over at CGtalk regarding pro tips for the Cinema 4D timeline window. It’s jam-packed full of very handy snippets to make working with complex scenes a little easier.

I had two “why didn’t I think of that!” moments whilst reading:

1. Add a tracer object to a camera in order to permanently display the motion path

2. Modify the fcurves in pairs – x/h, y/p and z/b – assuming you’re not undertaking any massive twisting moves.


Both these tips are handy for avoiding annoying bumps in your camera animation and syncing your move with  other objects in the scene.

Now – go check out the rest!

— Thanks to Chris Cousins and Derya Ozturk who contributed the featured tips.