Vector Graphics

Design 2D Images and 3D PDF Pages using the new Vector Graphics System. 

Using the Vector Graphics System with MoGraph to create a procedural animated texture.

Using the Vector Graphics System with MoGraph to create a procedural animated texture.

 

Overview

A full set of Vector Graphics drawing and editing tools. Draw shapes, fill using C4D shaders, use as textures on objects and animate to have visually changing textures.


AnimatE

The Vector Graphics System is fully supported for animation. You can animate any of the parameters on the shapes.  Visualise the animation on 3D objects using the Vector Image Shader.


Vector Image shader

Render Vector Images and Pages on 3D objects using the Vector Image Shader.

  • Just add a Vector Image Shader to your material.
  • Drag a canvas or page onto the shader. 
  • On the material go to the Editor tab and enable "Animate Preview".
  • You can now scrub the animation, press play or render the animated vector image.

projection Painting

Paint and project Vector Graphics images directly onto your objects.

Workflow

From a Canvas Objects viewport tab you can choose to display it directly in the viewport. Using the Simple Paint Brush you can then project the image directly onto any polygonal object.

  • Select a Polygonal Object
  • Open the Material View
  • The view will show all the materials for this object. If you don't have any them click Create Single Material to quickly add a material and Color Channel for painting.
  • Right Click on any of the materials in the Material View and select Paint All.
  • This will setup the materials so they are ready for painting.
  • Select the Paint Brush Standard tool.
  • Paint over the top of the Vector Image in the viewport to project paint down directly onto your model.
  • Alternatively if you wish to project the entire image then press the "Project Image" button found on the '4D Publish Paint Split' Layout. This will project the entire image down onto your model.
  • When the image is being displayed in the Viewport you can also use all the drawing tools to draw directly onto the canvas from the Viewport itself. Allowing you to draw shapes and project in a quick workflow.
  • Octane Support for updating the Live View when painting.

Full Features List

  • Shapes
    • Circles
    • Lines
    • Rectangles
      • Rounded Corners
      • Separately Rounded Corners
      • Match size to background image ratio
      • Drag and Drop a Take to create a rendered image using the takes camera and object visibility settings.
      • Drag and Drop a camera to create a rendered image.
    • Stars
    • Strokes
    • C4D Splines
      • Drag any C4D, spline drawn in the XY plane, to display it on the canvas.
    • 3D PDF (Pro Edition)
      • 3D Views
        • Match size to background image ratio
        • Drag and Drop a Take to create a rendered image using the takes camera and object visibility settings. When first opened in the PDF it will use this camera view for the view in the scene.
        • Drag and Drop a camera to create a rendered image. When first opened in the PDF it will use this camera view for the view in the scene.
        • Set to have a transparent background when rendered in a PDF document.
        • Set the Lighting mode to use in the PDF
        • Set the Shadering mode to use in the PDF
      • Buttons
        • Match size to background image ratio
        • Drag and Drop a Take to create a rendered image using the takes camera and object visibility settings. When pressed in a PDF it will hide all hidden objects from the scene and animate the view to the new camera location.
        • Drag and Drop a camera to create a rendered image. When pressed in a PDF it will animate the view to the new camera location.
        • Set the Lighting mode to use in the PDF
        • Set the Shading mode to use in the PDF
        • Play a camera animation for a fly through.
        • Play an object animation for interactivity in the scene.
        • Animation Modes
          • Reset to start
          • Stop and end
          • Ping Pong
          • Loop
  • Booleans
    • Subtract
    • Add 
    • Union
    • Difference
  • Shape Syles
    • Background Images and Shaders 
    • Strokes
      • Width
      • Color
      • Alpha
    • Fill
      • Color
      • Alpha
  • Tools
    • Move Tool
    • Selection Tool
    • Rectangle Selection Tool
  • Alignment: Select multiple shapes and then align to the first one selected.
    • Left
    • Right
    • Top
    • Bottom
    • Horizontal Centered
    • Vertical Centered
  • Distribution Tools: Select mulitple shapes and distribute them evenly from the left most shape to the right most shape, or the top most shape to the bottom most shape.
    • Distribute Horizontal
    • Distribute Vertical
  • Group / Ungroup
  • Hierarchy Helpers
    • Move Backward
    • Move Forward 
    • Move To Back
    • Move To Fron
  • Grid Snapping
  • HotKeys and additional workflows are described in the documentation included with the product.