The “Tag” node in XPresso

With the XPresso tag node you reference every tag that has been added to an object. In this example we’ll set up a simple iteration in XPresso and combine it with the tag node in order to change the “Size X” and “Size Y” values of a bunch of External Compositing tags.

This technique allowed me to export the scene to After Effects, not only including the 3D camera, but also including the solids with correct sizes. So no need to render object buffers for later compositing.

One obvious advantage i forgot to mention: In Cinema 4D it is much easier to place your dummy-solids in an interesting way. For instance, you could create a huge tunnel and make a cool flythrough with the camera. Positioning your solids that way in After Effects would be a pain.


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  1. Victor

    Great tip Robert. Thank you.

  2. Wiu_v

    Very cool. How could i adopt this to work with a parametric spline? Bounding Box doesn’t seem to work using parametric splines. Thanks

  3. Again, a really usefull tip here !
    It seems every tutorial you launch help people just at the second they need it !!
    Congrats for all the crazy Xpresso you teach us… you are the only one i know who seems to be a specialist in !!

    PS: thanks for having watched my little girl’s birth announcement’s website. I’m proud you loved it ^_^
    Hello from France !

  4. delsotano

    Great!!! thanks!

  5. Very useful. Few nodes in xpresso that I had not used before so this was great!

  6. KemarLawrence

    Thank you! Very smart and practical!

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