If you want to create Arabic or Farsi text in Cinema 4D, you might have encountered some difficulties with the default text object. Arabic and Farsi are written from right to left, and the letters have different shapes depending on their position in the word. Simply reversing the text or changing the alignment does not work, as the letters will not connect properly.
Fortunately, there is a plugin that can solve this problem: Arabic Text C4D. This plugin allows you to enter Arabic or Farsi text from right to left with proper medial letterforms directly into Cinema 4D as a text object or vector. You can also adjust the font, size, kerning, and alignment of the text, as well as apply effects like extrude, bevel, or deform.
In this article, we will show you how to use Arabic Text C4D plugin for Cinema 4D and create some stunning text animations. You will need Cinema 4D R20 or higher and Arabic Text C4D plugin installed on your computer. You can download the plugin from aescripts.com for $44.99[^1^].
Step 1: Create a New Project
Open Cinema 4D and create a new project. Go to File > New or press Ctrl+N on your keyboard. You will see an empty viewport with a default camera and light.
Step 2: Add an Arabic Text C4D Object
Go to Plugins > ArabicText C4D > ArabicText C4D Object or press Shift+C and type \"ArabicText C4D\" to add an Arabic Text C4D object to your scene. You will see a new object in the Object Manager with a default text \"ØÙØÙØÙ ØÙÙÙÙ \" (Peace be upon you).
Step 3: Edit the Text
Select the Arabic Text C4D object and go to the Attributes Manager. In the Object tab, you will see a text field where you can enter your desired text. For example, we will type \"Ù ØØØØ ØÙÙ ÙÙ ØÙÙÙ Ø ÙÙØ ØÙ\" (Welcome to Cinema 4D).
You can also change the font, size, kerning, and alignment of the text using the options below the text field. For example, we will choose a font called \"Amiri\", set the size to 100 cm, increase the kerning to 10%, and center the text.
Step 4: Apply Effects
One of the advantages of using Arabic Text C4D plugin is that you can apply any effects that are compatible with Cinema 4D's text object. For example, you can extrude, bevel, or deform the text using the Caps tab in the Attributes Manager.
We will add some depth to our text by enabling Extrude in the Caps tab and setting the Depth to 20 cm. We will also add some roundness to the edges by enabling Fillet Cap in both Start and End sections and setting the Radius to 5 cm and the Steps to 3.
Step 5: Animate the Text
You can also animate your text using keyframes, expressions, or modifiers. For example, we will use a Random Effector to create some variation in the position and rotation of each letter.
Go to MoGraph > Effector > Random or press Shift+C and type \"Random\" to add a Random Effector to your scene. Select both the Arabic Text C4D object and the Random Effector and go to MoGraph > Cloner or press Alt+C on your keyboard. This will create a Cloner object that clones each letter of your text and applies the Random Effector to them.
Select the Random Effector and go to the Attributes Manager. In the Parameter tab, you can adjust the amount of randomness for each axis of position and rotation. For example, we will set Position X to -50 cm and 50 cm, Position Y to 061ffe29dd