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Intimidated by 3D modeling packages? Dip a toe in the water with CINEMA 4D (C4D) Lite, a slimmed down version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC. Motion graphics designer Angie Taylor shows you how to build a complete sequence in C4D Lite, progressing from initial object modeling, to animation, lighting, camera rigging, texturing, and final render. Plus, learn to animate text, create random movement with wiggle expressions, track cameras in live-action footage to add new 3D elements, and light your scene. Angie also round-trips the project files to After Effects for visual effects and color correction. With over 100 videos, this course allows you to explore almost every aspect of 3D motion graphics creation, within this accessible introductory tool.
It's very important that you register Cinema 4D Lite because when you do, you get some added functionality. And we're going to have a look at the low graph features that are activated when you register. Now, if you haven't registered, this is what will happen. I'm going to try and apply the more graph fracture. And you'll see it says, please register this version in order to use this functionality. So in order to register, you go to the Help menu > Personalize. And you'll see here it tells you, you get three powerful motion graphic functions for Cinema 4D Lite when you register.
And that's the Fracture Object, the Plane Effector and the Random Effector that we're going to be using in the next three steps. There's also an example there of what can be done using those three functions. So, when you're ready after watching that you can click here, and that will allow you to activate the functions. You just go through a series of dialog boxes. And then it will give you an activation code for those. So make sure you have those registered and active before you follow the next few tutorials.
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