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  • Opacity Keyframe?

     sajjad abouei updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago 10 Members · 10 Posts
  • SubSpecies

    December 18, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    hi all,
    is there something similiar to the opacity keyframe in After Effects?

    basically fading an object on and off?

    often i use the “visible in editor / visible in render” keys, but that doesn’t always work so well…

    any help is appreciated…

  • Mylenium

    December 19, 2006 at 6:59 am

    You can add a visibilty track in the timeline. If that doesn#t work for you, then you will manually have to keyframe the material channels. You can anaimtae the transparency, but because in CG even transparent objects can have specular highlights, you’d have to animate that, too.


    [Pour Myl

  • Chris Smith

    December 24, 2006 at 5:46 am

    If you turn on the alpha channel and animate white to black I’m thinking that should do it. Should take care of specularity and all the other channels (I think, but worth a try).

    Chris Smith

  • Anthony Caruso

    December 18, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Select the object, then go to Tags > Cinema 4D tags > Display. In that tag window check the Visibility option and change the value there…..I just discovered this today.

  • Adam Trachtenberg

    December 18, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    I hope Dante hasn’t been waiting two years for that answer. 🙂

  • Cassius Marques

    April 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    well…4 years later…it helped me =)

  • Robert Dee

    September 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    and me 2 years after that ;-p

  • Gabriel Nicolae

    April 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

    And me 2 years later 😀

  • Viv Chawda

    March 30, 2020 at 5:54 am

    12 years later and with Corona quarantine- this helped me!

  • sajjad abouei

    October 19, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    14 years later and this helped me!

    Just for those you wonder why it doesn’t work, it works not in viewport but in the render

    for viewport use a material with color in alpha channel (make that color gray)

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