Sketchy Visuals Jacob Torres shared a tutorial on how to use Effectors in Cinema 4d to create smoother animations. You can create more flexible animations much more than laying down keyframes.
Cinema 4d has different effectors for different tasks including animation. Jacob Torres, using some of those like Delay Effector, Mograph Effectors, Plan effector, and Linear Field to create advanced animation for moving objects. Other tools help you with the process, like graph editors, dope sheets, and standard effectors in C4D.