THE PROBLEM: Animated cameras often look “CG” and robotic. They lack that subtle human imperfection and correcting this with built-in tools can be tedious and time-consuming. Vibrate tags don’t cut it and the “Motion Camera” is way too cumbersome.
THE SOLUTION: GorillaCam takes your existing camera in C4D and instantly adds that human touch. With a few clicks, your camera feels more natural and realistic and your animation is instantly more engaging.
GorillaCam is a plugin for Cinema 4D R16 and above. It is designed to work with your existing animated (or un-animated) camera. Its purpose is simple. GorillaCam makes your camera feel like a real person is behind it, not some cold, dead machine.
GorillaCam can smooth out a boring linear camera move, add subtle (or not-so-subtle) shake, automatically overshoot targets, and even rack focus with subtle imperfection.
Think of GorillaCam as a filter that you attach to your original camera. You feed GorillaCam a pre-animated (or still) camera and that becomes the “reference” camera. That way you are free to add as much overshoot, smooth, and shake as you like without destroying your original camera.
- Select your animated or un-animated camera in Cinema 4D (the keyframes can even be linear!)
- Under Plugins, click on GorillaCam
- A GorillaCam is instantly created and will automatically reference your original camera. Neat!
Select the GorillaCam tag and choose your scale.
- Grab a preset from the drop-down or hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button and away you go!
Of course, you can dive as deep as you’d like. The “Advanced” tab has all the power user settings to help you achieve the exact look you desire.
This plugin is perfect for anyone that wants to create more engaging shots in Cinema 4D but doesn’t want to hassle with complicated camera rigs. Every scene has a camera, make yours unique with GorillaCam!