Exploring the Cinema4D Attribute Manager

Here’s a new tutorial for all you Cinema4D users out there.  Hopefully some tips and tricks that will help improve your workflow.

Attribute Manager Project

Attribute Manager Project

The humble Attribute Manager is one element of the C4D user interface that we use constantly and it has many features that may or may not be known to you.  In this tutorial I attempt to cover as many of them that I can remember.  I improvised when recording this, so please excuse any fumbling or mistakes (I’m not so good with my alphabet!).

Attribute Manager Modes

Attribute Manager Modes

I’m sure a lot of the stuff I mention you will know already but I’m guessing that there will be at least one or two new tips hidden amongst these.  I do not go through all the features of the AM, there is after all so much you can do there.  However I think it would be a great idea if you add your own AM tips into the comments then everyone who visits this page can glean some extra knowledge along the way.

Attribute Manager History

Attribute Manager History

Anyway enough of my banter, check out the tutorial below, or head over to Vimeo to watch.

Author: Tim


  1. gokhan
    gokhan On September 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    very nice and useful tutorial thank you very much Mate 😉

  2. anon
    anon On September 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    nice tutorial, thank you!

  3. Toby
    Toby On September 22, 2012 at 4:08 AM

    Some really great tips here Tim. Thanks for this!

  4. Robo
    Robo On September 24, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

  5. sahbak
    sahbak On September 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    hey thank you so much for doing a tutorial. i was wondering hjow can you fix a defult project fps for example
    im using pal and the defult is ntsc 30 fps . thanks again

    • Tim
      Tim On September 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

      @sahbak Create a document with all the settings you would like to use as default (fps, resolution, etc), then save this in the same directory as your C4D application and name the document new.c4d All the new documents will use the settings from this file.

  6. Marc Pearson
    Marc Pearson On October 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Tim: Great as always! Thanks for the tips!

  7. sahbak
    sahbak On October 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    thanks tim ill try it out

  8. Donovan Keith
    Donovan Keith On October 4, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Thanks for another great tutorial Tim. The “show sub channels” tip at the end is going to make animating gradients *much* easier.

  9. hadipour
    hadipour On December 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    tanks man
    light in after effects Element 3d

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