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Key Features:

Intuitively navigate a camera or other objects in a 3D scene using your iPhone
Generate and record the motion to the timeline in real-time on-the-fly
Uses iPhone 4 gyros, accelerometers and compass to capture precise motion
Near ‘Absolute’ rotation possible
Other iDevices are also usable with limited capabilities
Zooming / driving with on-screen virtual sliders
Fine adjust position / translation with the on-screen virtual joystick
Control CINEMA 4D during presentations
Control the C4D timeline with virtual buttons: start/stop, record/rewind
Separate ‘Stop and Render’ button
5 selectable control modes: absolute, relative, raw, etc.
Multi-touch interface, enabling simultaneous use of the interface controls
Using WiFi for wireless connection
Comprehensive manual

 

 

App Store

iXplorer Xtension

 

The GripTools iXplorer is a powerful real-time animation tool for CINEMA 4D.
Implied key creation by Direct Motion Injection (DMI) makes the iXplorer a huge timesaver.
You can intuitively control objects in a "MAXON CINEMA 4D" scene using your iPhone.
We use Joysticks, fader panels, and trackers, but the introduction of the iXplorer is the next step

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Read more about Camera GripTools features


More videos:

 

 

GripTools iXplorer

 

 

iDevice Usability overview:

 

Sensors

Information

Usability with iXplorer

iPhone4/4S/5
iPad2/3

Accelerometer,
Gyroscope,
Compass

+ Combination of all sensors is used to provide optimal attitude information
+ All axes can be used
(heading, pitch, bank)

Excellent

iPod Touch 4G/5G

Accelerometer,
Gyroscope

+ Combination of all sensors is used to provide optimal attitude information
+ All axes can be used
(heading, pitch, bank)
- Less stable compared to iPhone 4/4S/5 (no compass sensor)

Limited

iPhone3GS,
iPad1

Accelerometer,
Compass

+ Acceleration sensors are used to provide pitch/bank
- No heading awareness (no gyro)
- Less responsive and less accurate compared to the iPhone 4/4S/5
- No heading awareness (no gyro).
- Compass sensor is not used (not accurate and responsive enough)

Very limited

iPhone3G,
iPod Touch 2G/3G

Accelerometer

+ Acceleration sensors are used to provide pitch/bank
- No heading awareness (no gyro)
- Less responsive and less accurate compared to the iPhone4/4S/5

Very limited

 

Optimizing your Wi-Fi connection

 

Optimal connection

- Note: make sure that your Mac and iDevice are connected in the same local network.

The GripTools iXplorer makes use of Wi-Fi for the wireless connection. Using Wi-Fi is generally OK, but can cause hiccups in a real-time application. When using a connection via a common wireless router in a school, an office, or at home, you might be sharing the network with other people. Wi-Fi is also very sensitive to walls, especially those with iron in it (concrete).

The most optimized connection:
Use a separate, dedicated Wi-Fi router.

In our experience this works great, without any hiccups and even better than an ad-hoc WiFi connection. Just use an extra (high speed wireless-N) Wi-Fi router as a kind of network amplifier. You don't need to connect anything to the Router.

  1. Put the router approximately between your computer and your iDevice.
  2. Connect the power supply to the router (no other cables involved).
  3. Connect both your workstation and the iDevice to the Routers network.

Now you can launch CINEMA 4D and GripTools iXplorer on the iPhone, and let it connect the usual way (check if the signal strength is max).
Tip: You may want to switch of the hard disk indexing service of your workstation. This hasn't got anything to do with Wi-Fi, but it stops interfering with other tasks. On OSX: System Preferences -> Spotlight -> Privacy -> Add your Macintosh HD to the list.

 

 


 

Camera GripTools (Demo)
+ iXplorer

Camera GripTools
+ iXplorer

Free iXplorer application on the App Store
V
Max. number of axes
(iPhone 4 / 4S / iPad2)
3
8
Max. number of buttons
2
8
Max. number of devices
1
1
Recording (keyframes)
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V
Platform:
mac / win
Mac OS X / Windows
mac / win
Mac OS X / Windows
   

 

 
System Requirements
  iXplorer Xtension for Camera GripTools
*Operating systems:

mac Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and up
Works with C4D in both 32 and 64 bit mode (Universal Binary)

> Microsoft Windows XP and up
Works with C4D in 32 bit mode only (does run in both Win 32/64bit


Hardware:

WiFi connection
iDevice model listed in the table above

iPhone application

 

App Store

The iXplorer iPhone app

 

Plugin for:

CINEMA 4D

 

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