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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.
(MUSIC) Hi, I'm Angie Taylor, author, illustrator, and motion graphics designer. I started my professional career with a degree in sculpture and drawing, so I've always had an interest in creating 3D forms. Now, although I've always wanted to learn a 3D application, to be honest, I found the ones I tried intimidating, unintuitive and overly technical. THat's until I was introduced to Cinema 4D, a few years ago by a good friend who also lived in Brighton, TIm Clapham.
As I learned, I discovered the differences between After Effects and Cinema 4D. And I managed to figure out ways of (INAUDIBLE) easily be transferred from one application to the other. When I learnt that After Effects CC included a light version of Cinema 4D. For D. I was really keen to help other After Effect users, like me get the most out of this powerful software combination. This course is squarely aimed at people with an After Effects background who want to get the head round working in a true 3D enviornment.
The intention is to provide a good solid understanding of Cinema 4D Lite by building a complete motion graphics sequence. Topics include, how to work between Cinema 4D Lite, and After Effects using the very powerful (INAUDIBLE) plug in. You'll also learn various modeling tips and tricks in Cinema 4D Lite in order to create a model of a robot. We'll then animate the robot, and apply materials to its body parts. To create realistic shadows, reflections and refractions.
You'll find out how to work with cameras, lights and various objects within Cinema 4D Lite. I'll even have you righting Xpresso scripts to speed up your animation processes. And once we've completed the work in CINEMA 4D. I'll show you some ideas on how After Effects can be used for post production, visual effects and color correction of your CINEMA 4D scenes. We'll even learn how to track cameras from real footage so that we can place new 3D elements within an existing video scene.
I hope that after watching these tutorials, and following along with the exercises. You'll love the Cinema 4D Lite and After Effects combo, just as much as I do.
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