C4D Preset: On/Off Switch Update

Categories: ///21 Jan 2014

ON-OFF Screenshot
Here is a simple but very useful tool for Cinema 4D that turns objects on and off easily without keyframes. I find myself trying to hide and reveal objects all the time, and its a pain to have to keep track of all those little keyframes. Well with ON/OFF Switch simply add the tag to an object and just punch in a keyframe to switch the visibility and DONE! Its a pretty straight forward preset but here’s a breakdown of the option’s anyway. The newest feature is the added Invert option on the link objects, check out the description below.

Start : You guessed it! Sets the start visibility of the object to On or Off

Affect: Here are some options of how the tag affects your object

# of Switches: Sets the number of switches you want active. If your switch is set to 2, only switches 1 and 2 will be active and the rest will be ignored.

Switch: These are the switches that will turn your object on or off at the frame you enter.

Link Objects: Here you can drag other objects or a null with a bunch of objects in and make them hidden/revealed on the same frames. This is useful if you’re changing values a lot, so you don’t have to go in to a bunch of these tags and change them all.

*NEW * InvertThis will invert the visibility of your link object to the main object. So if you want to do a quick swap of an object(s) on the same frame you can do it here without having to add another Xpresso Tag.

***Note: Setting the Affect mode to neither is a useful way to reveal the object even if all of your switch frames are set.

Install: Just open the file, select the tag, and in Object Manager select File->Save Tag Preset. When you need it again select your object, then select File->Load Tag Preset->User->Tags->ON-OFF Switch. Done!

Get On/Off Switch Here

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