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  • Mograph To Nulls

    Posted by Craig Whitaker on April 11, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Hey everyone,

    I’ll assume that if you’re reading this category, you’re familiar with the Mograph To Null script, if not…

    It’s an awesome script that places nulls with comp tags on all clones in your scene, awesome.

    After using it for a little while, I think it’d be great to tweak it a bit, does anyone care to help?

    1. Be able to have a link field that if populated with a mograph selection tag, will only create a null for that clone.

    2. If cloning a cube, add an offset function that will push the external comp tag to the front face but still allow the global matrix to control position, rotation, etc.

    3. If cloning a cube, have the ability to add nulls for up to each face of the cube.

    Anyone want to join in the fun with me??



    craig whitaker
    vfx – mograph

    Matthias Stoll replied 3 years, 7 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Oliver Smith

    May 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Yeh I love this script. Use it all the time. Does anyone know how I could create nulls for a selected few clones as suggested above? I have a long wavy line of clones (1000+) and I want to zoom in and have footage on a few of them. But when I apply Mograph to Nulls it crashes my C4D and would crash After Effects too if it got that far.

    Anyone got any ideas?

  • Chris Long

    October 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Hey Craig!

    That link that you sent for the Mograph to Null script is dead and I can’t seem to find it anywhere else online.

    Do you have that or know where I might be able to find it?

    Thanks so much!


  • David Uebergang

    September 9, 2016 at 9:07 am

    To anyone else that stumbles across this thread looking for the Mograph to Null script, there is a scene file which uses the script in the bottom of the description of this video:

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  • Matthias Stoll

    September 11, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Hi! For me this script wasn’t very helpful because I needed my Nulls attached to animated Clones. I came across a cleaner approach using an Iteration node in Xpresso.

    The iteration node “hierarchy” needs a parent Null as reference object. This parent Null needs to contain as many Nulls as you wish to connect to mograph objects. The last node can refer to any Null of this Null-folder. This setup iterates through all nulls and connects all nulls immediately.

    The only downside may be that you have to create the nulls on your own. Fastest way is cmd+c on the first Null then hold cmd+v.

    In my case I needed to bring the Nulls over to After Effects. I learned that if you apply the “External Compositing Tag” you can the Nulls in AE directly from the timeline after importing the c4d file. No need to use lights anymore. I also learned that AE refers to the c4d render output settings, not the c4d project settings in regard to the framerate. Of course that is because AE also takes the desired resolution from there.

  • Matthias Stoll

    September 11, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    I added another screenshot because I found the last one unreadable.

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