C4D Tutorial: Mograph Selection and Deleting Individual Clones

C4D Tutorial Mograph Selection Deleting Individual Clones

In this tutorial I’ll show you how you can select individual clones in C4D and delete them by using the mograph selection tool. Big shout out to @therocketpanda and @sockgardener. Follow these gentlemen now!


    1. Charles Rowland
      Charles Rowland10-12-2011

      good tip. that min and max don’t enough credit 🙂

    2. eyedesyn

      Ahh…good option.

      Another option I’ve always used was instead of a Plain Effector, to use a Volume Effector. Using the Volume Effector, you only have to check off the “Visibility” without having to mess around with the Min/Max. The clones just disappear.

    3. Joren

      Sweet EJ! That’s awesome. I never even though of using the volume effector, very cool. Thanks for sharing man!

    4. Mart Kay
      Mart Kay10-12-2011

      plaineffector with -1 scale does the same thing

    5. Fábio Pereira
      Fábio Pereira10-12-2011

      I’ve learned something today. Thanks.

    6. Matthew Butler
      Matthew Butler10-12-2011

      wow this is a great tip… never realized that you were able to do this. Great stuff thanks!

    7. Ricky

      Great Joren! 🙂
      I should run some stress test to see wich one really eliminates the polygons of the objects. Actually I think scale -1 force C4D to remind those polygons exist, therefore they are calculated in the render. I’m not sure though.
      The “visibility” one seems the most appropriate way!

    8. NSQ

      Great Tip! Thanks

    9. Maher

      nice man thanx

    10. Lu

      VERY practical, time-saving tip.

      Joren, would you consider a few quick tutorials on camera moves – how to render different camera angles (takes) for the same scene – especially for MoGraph dynamics scenes…?? = )

    11. Jorge Barrionuevo
      Jorge Barrionuevo10-14-2011

      when we have no time to watch a huge and large tutorials, this tips can you save the live and the time! exellent! 😉

    12. Mart Kay
      Mart Kay10-14-2011

      @Lu: http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2011/07/how-to-use-dynamics-particle-emitters-and-different-camera-angles-in-cinema-4d/ (in the comments are some further informations)

      @Ricky: i don’t know and i had some issues this -1 scale and renderinstances. The advantage is the stepless blend in/out.

    13. Lorcan Mograph
      Lorcan Mograph09-10-2013

      so does the Visibility setting (O/I) actually destroy the clone? what i mean is: is it no longer being computed when not visible?

      Thanks man!

    14. Rosie

      Is there anyway to do this when you have dynamics on the cloner?

    15. lemmy

      Hi Joren,

      many thanks for your great tuts.
      helped me aalot.

      Theres one question:

      is ist possible to use the selection tag to parent a single clone with an independent 2nd objekt ?

      Thx Björn

    16. David Uebergang
      David Uebergang05-31-2016

      Woohoo, just what I needed! Thanks for the quick tip.

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