Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating "P" using Jiggle deformer, part of Mograph Techniques: Creating a Bouncy Cartoon Logo in CINEMA 4D.
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- In this movie we'll animate the letter P in our logo…and then apply bouncy movements…by using a Jiggle deformer.…Now the best part about the Jiggle deformer…is being able to apply these really nice animations…to objects without adding any additional keyframes.…Now for the letter P we're gonna use…the Jiggle deformer set to the Infinite Falloff…and set keyframes in the Position and Scale…on our connect object to create our bouncing animation.…So we're just gonna leave…our Jiggle deformer off for right now.…We're just gonna animate this connect object.…
Let's just solo the letter P in our Viewport…by going to the Solo Viewport Single.…Now we just have our letter P here.…What we're gonna do is go ahead…and set a keyframe for the Y position…and have our letter come slightly up…from the top of the screen to the bottom.…So at Frame 20 let's set our first keyframe.…I'm gonna keyframe the Y.…Then let's go back to Frame 0…and move the letter up about 170 centimeters or so,…and record another keyframe in the Y.…
Let's go ahead and enable the Jiggle deformer…
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