Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding random movement to letters, part of Mograph Techniques: Creating a Bouncy Cartoon Logo in CINEMA 4D.
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- In this movie,…we'll add the finishing touch to our logo animation…by using a Random Effector…to create some nice random undulation on the letters.…So our logo animations are looking really good,…but it's also nice to have some subtle movement…throughout the entire animation…to keep visual interest.…You can see that once all of our animation's done…our logo just kinda sits there.…So let's add some more visual interest…by keeping some subtle movement…throughout the entire animation.…So to do this, we're just gonna go ahead…and use a Random Effector to apply some random undulation.…
Now Random Effectors are used for…mostly moving clones in a Mograph Cloner object…or Fracture object,…but there's actually an option where an Effector…can effectively act as a Deformer…and deform or move objects other than clones…and objects under Fracture objects.…So let's go ahead and create a Random Effector.…Go to Mograph, Effector, Random,…and let's place this underneath our Sproing null.…We'll just go plop it right there,…and now we need to enable this Random Effector…
Author EJ Hassenfratz uses CINEMA 4D to extrude 3D text from Illustrator letterforms and animate the letters individually utilizing the very versatile Jiggle deformer, which applies fun, unique movements to each one. Then he adds bright, cheerful textures and lighting to the scene, and composites the final effect in After Effects, incorporating some finishing touches that will make your logo seem even more playful and expressive.
- Creating and designing cartoony 3D logo type
- Preparing text to be animated
- Animating with the Jiggle deformer, vertex maps, and other deformers
- Adding random, undulating movement
- Texturing and lighting the logo
- Setting for render
- Compositing in After Effects
- Adding motion blur and color correction