How can I transfer an animation between characters in Cinema 4d?


#1

Hello guys, I’ve rigged and animated my character and now I need to transfer an animation data to another character. I watched some tutorials on retargeting, importing mocap data but the thing is I keyframed controllers not joints. Could you help me with this or recommend any tutorials please? Thanks in advance!


#2

Yes, you can transfer but not directly (which is the case for joints).

Basically, what you do is constraint the mocap source (joints) to the individual controllers of your character.
You’ll then bake the constraints to animation. Then remove the constraints.

This tutorial might help you (https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/retargeting-mocap-custom-rigs-cinema-4d-2053)

I don’t particularly like the workflow of using the offset parameters in the PSR constraint but the link above should get you started.


#3

Thank you so much!!! It worked.